Monday May 6
Russian bombers again fly close to U.S.
Russian strategic bombers conducted flights near the U.S. defense zone close to northern Alaska and the Aleutian Islands last week, Moscow's latest incident of nuclear saber-rattling against the United States, according to defense and military officials.
Charleston Daily Mail
Chuck Hagel met with praise in his return to Senate
Seven weeks after his bruising Senate confirmation fight, Hagel fielded questions on the defense budget, Afghanistan, Syria and North Korea in his first appearance before the Armed Services Committee since it narrowly approved his nomination in February on a bitter, party-line vote.
Editorial Roundup: A faulty missile defense against a fake North Korea threat
With Iran nuclear talks fizzling and North Korea threatening to turn Seoul into a sea of fire, it took political courage for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to go before Congress this week with a 2014 defense budget that cut money for missile defense programs.
Can North Korea use its nukes and get away with it?
By JOHN ARQUILLA FOREIGN POLICY MONTEREY, Calif. - The rushed deployment of American missile interceptors to Guam last week, buttressing those already in place at Fort Greely, Alaska, makes for good politics but reflects poor strategic vision.