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  1. Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off HawaiiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The U.S. and Japan are jointly developing the interceptor to shoot down medium-range ballistic missiles. The allies have been investing in technology to counter North Korean missile threats.


  2. Missile defense review could push back potential Fort Drum site decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The military will hold off picking a preferred East Coast site for missiles, potentially Fort Drum, until the end of the year at least as it launches a new review of all of its missile defense systems. Leah Garton, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, said a decision about a new missile site will be tied to the new review, and no additional information will be available until after the review is complete.


  3. N. Korea forces another US red lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The Cold War was waged and won in many places, including this beach city, home to the Rand Corp. Created in 1948 to think about research and development as it effects military planning and procurement, Rand pioneered strategic thinking about nuclear weapons in the context of the U.S.-Soviet competition. Seven decades later it is thinking about the nuclear threat from a nation created in 1948.


  4. Stopping a N. Korean missile no sure thing, US tester saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The United States' $36 billion system of ground-based interceptors can't yet be counted on to shoot down a nuclear-armed missile aimed at the West Coast by the likes of North Korea or Iran, the Pentagon's weapons testing office says. The network of radar and communications combined with missiles based in California and Alaska has demonstrated only a "limited capability to defend the U.S. homeland from small numbers of simple" intercontinental ballistic missiles, the testing office said in its latest annual report.


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