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April 9, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea Missile Launches ‘Welcome’ Carter to South Korea

Bloomberg: U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrived for talks in Seoul on Thursday after North Korea fired a pair of short-range missiles in the face of U.S.-South Korean military exercises. “If it was a welcoming message to me, I’m flattered,” Carter told reporters in Tokyo before flying to South Korea. The launches are “a… read more

April 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Enhancing Regional Missile Defense Cooperation

Department of State: Frank A. Rose, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Thank you for that kind introduction, and thanks for having me here today. By way of introduction, while I am the Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, my work at the State Department is focused on enhancing strategic stability around… read more

April 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

MDA Official Says US Missile Defense Program Unaltered by Iranian Deal

Sputnik News: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Iranian nuclear framework agreement will not alter the course of the United States’ plans for ballistic missile defense, US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Deputy Director Kenneth Todorov told Sputnik on Tuesday. “For MDA, I don’t think it changes a thing,” Todorov said of the framework agreement reached between the P5+1 group of nations and Iran to set… read more

April 8, 2015 | Threat News

Netanyahu Asks Why Iran Deal Ignores Nuclear Missile Program

Arutz Sheva: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu kept up his criticism of the framework nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, pointing out that it fails to address Tehran’s long-range missile arsenal that he argues is meant to enable a nuclear strike against Israel. “Why doesn’t the framework address Iran’s intercontinental ballistic missile program whose sole purpose is to carry nuclear payloads?” he asked on his… read more

April 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

SOS: U.S. Missile Defense

Gatestone Institute: Peter Huessy Congress is now wrestling with the extent to which the U.S. should fix, modernize and expand its missile defenses, including better protecting the American homeland as well as its forces and allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In particular, this effort would include, but not be limited to: (a)… read more

April 8, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Senior U.S. official calls THAAD ‘critical’ in defending against N.K. threats

Yonhap News: WASHINGTON, April 7 (Yonhap) — The U.S. THAAD missile defense system is a “critical capability” in defending against North Korea’s Nodong and extended-range Scud ballistic missiles, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. Frank Rose, assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification and compliance, made the remark to reporters, though he said… read more

April 8, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea has ’1,000 ballistic missiles’ that can reach Japan and South Korea

Japan Times: WASHINGTON – A group of U.S.-based researchers warned Tuesday that North Korea has some 1,000 ballistic missiles that can reach Japan and South Korea. The potential capability of delivering weapons further makes North Korea appear more advanced than other countries at a similarly early stage in the development of their nuclear arsenals, the… read more

April 7, 2015 | Threat News

How Threatening Are China’s Missiles?

The Diplomat: Last week, Evan Braden Montgomery, a researcher at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment, a breeding ground of Andy Marshall acolytes (see: “Is the Pentagon’s Andrew Marshall the Leo Strauss of Military Analysis”),  testified in front of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on what they dubbed “managing China’s missile threat.” Montgomery provided… read more

April 7, 2015 | Missile Defense News

THAAD Missile Killer Could Boost Army Role In Pacific

Forbes: When the Obama Administration announced in January 2012 that the U.S. defense posture would be “rebalanced” to emphasize the Asia-Pacific region, that was not good news for the Army.  America’s preeminent land force had largely abandoned the region after the Vietnam War, leaving almost no soldiers stationed west of the International Dateline outside the Korean Peninsula.  If Asia… read more

April 7, 2015 | Threat News

S. Korea Watching for Possible North Korea Missile Launch

Voice of America: South Korea said its military remains vigilant against a possible missile launch by North Korea following media reports that Pyongyang might launch a ballistic missile before a planned visit to Seoul this week by U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Citing a South Korean government source, the Yonhap News Agency Monday reported North… read more

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