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  1. Missile-tracking computer data center opens at Fort DrumRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    The Missile Defense Agency said the In-Flight Interceptor Communications System data terminal is able to send and receive messages from the kill vehicle in defense missiles, constantly transmitting target updates. “This state-of-the-art facility has enhanced our ability to deter or defeat the limited use of long-range ballistic missiles against our nation,” said Brig.

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  2. S. Korean Opponents Argue THAAD May Do More Harm Than GoodRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

    Thousands of residents from the planned deployment site of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile defense system rallied in the South Korean capital Thursday to denounce the system as a health and safety threat to their communities. Peace activists also held a press briefing in Seoul to make the case against the THAAD system on national security grounds, saying it will escalate regionals tensions, alienate Chinese and Russian support for North Korean sanctions and validate Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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  3. USS Truman strike group changes command after record-setting deploymentRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    Horan is an aviator with more than 3,460 flight hours and 940 carrier landings. He has served aboard the Norfolk-based USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the San Diego-based USS Constellation, which was decommissioned in 2003.

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  4. US Navy Tests Latest Aegis Weapon SystemRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Marine News

    Rear Adm. Chris Grady, commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, greets Minister Pedro Morenes, Spanish Minister of Defense prior to Morenes embarking Spanish Navy Ship Cristobol Colon Naval Station Norfolk.

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  5. Navy Tests Latest Aegis Weapon System Interoperability with Spanish NavyRead the original story

    Yesterday | San Diego NewsCape

    The U.S. Navy conducted a series of cooperative air defense test exercises with the Spanish navy that culminated in live missile firing events using the latest Aegis Weapon System baseline July 20-21. The event was not only the first interoperability test of the latest Aegis Baseline 9.C1 with a foreign ship, but also the first combined Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trial with that country's navy since 2007.

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  6. U.S. Navy tests latest Aegis weapon system interoperability with Spanish navyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Aerotech News And Review

    Rear Adm. Chris Grady, commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, greets Minister Pedro Morenes, Spanish Minister of Defense prior to Morenes embarking the Spanish Navy Ship Cristobol Colon at Naval Station Norfolk.

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  7. Vice defense minister to hold talks with Seongju residents to resolve THAAD standoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Korea Herald

    South Korea's vice defense minister is planning to hold talks with the residents of Seongju who are opposed to the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-ballistic missile system in their county, official sources said Friday. The move comes as Seoul is making an effort to allay health concerns related to the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system's powerful radar and listen to the grievances of locals.

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  8. Hillary Clinton announces Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as VPRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Jerusalem Post

    According to the The Forward, Kaine is a centrist Democrat with pro-Israel credentials who has visited the Jewish state on multiple occasions. Hillary Clinton with VP pick, Virginia Senator TimHillary Clinton with VP pick Senator Tim Kaine .

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  9. Lt. General Mann reflects on time spent at SMDC/ARSTRATRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WAAY

    Lieutenant General David Mann, Commanding General of the US Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command will relinquish command and retire in just a few short days. As the end of his Army career draws near Mann took some time to reflect on his past few years spent at Redstone Arsenal.

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  10. Here's how to make sense of China's mounting foreign policy failuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Silicon Alley Insider

    No one, not even President Barack Obama, has done more to make the United States welcome in Asia than Chinese President Xi Jinping. Since 2012, Xi's foreign policy has unraveled years of careful efforts on China's part to persuade its Asian neighbors of the "win-win" benefits of China's peaceful rise.

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  11. Missile-tracking computer data center opens at Fort DrumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Stars and Stripes

    The Missile Defense Agency said the In-Flight Interceptor Communications System data terminal is able to send and receive messages from the kill vehicle in defense missiles, constantly transmitting target updates. "This state-of-the-art facility has enhanced our ability to deter or defeat the limited use of long-range ballistic missiles against our nation," said Brig.

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  12. THAAD, capacity and limitatio...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Korea Herald

    The efficacy and capacity of the advanced missile defense system have also been topics of debate, with pundits, military officials and the public discussing what THAAD can and cannot do. THAAD is designed to target ballistic missiles at higher altitudes in their terminal stages, most likely fired from the hostile North Korea.

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  13. North Korea revives coded spy broadcasts after 16-year silenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Wave

    Kim Dong-sik, a former officer for North Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 4, 2013.

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  14. Japan-based Patriot missile battery arrives in KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Stars and Stripes

    A Patriot missile-launching system arrives at the Port of Busan, South Korea, July 13, 2016, as part of an exercise aimed at quickly deploying U.S. air-defense crews from Japan to Korea in an emergency. A U.S. Patriot missile-defense battery arrived in South Korea last week in the wake of a controversial announcement that the allies have agreed to base an even more advanced missile defense system on the peninsula.

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  15. U.S. holds missile defense trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Korea Herald

    The U.S. Forces Korea carried out a training exercise to transport Patriot missiles from the U.S. military's Japan base, officials confirmed Friday. The emergency deployment readiness exercise, the first of its kind, is to validate the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade's ability to "integrate external ballistic missile defense assets into Korean theater of operation" -- an area where armed conflict takes place - via the sea.

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  16. North Korea admits 'our nuclear weapons aren't a threat to the UK'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mirror.co.uk

    The rogue state claimed that Theresa May's comments on the nuclear threat that Kim Jong-un poses were "absolutely astonishing" A statement from the North Korean foreign ministry said: "It is illogical that the DPRK's nuclear weapons pose a threat to the UK. "It is a pity that the UK makes an excuse for the building of [nuclear submarines] by finding fault with the DPRK, thousands [of] kilometres away from it."

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  17. How can Israeli air defense systems counter the drone threat?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Jerusalem Post

    This week's infiltration of a Syrian drone into Israeli airspace, and the failure to intercept it with Patriot missiles, seemingly exposed the limitations of Israel's air defense systems against the threat of such a small and slow unmanned aerial vehicles that could potentially attack targets within the country. The unmanned aerial vehicle threat is not new, but rather it has existed for many years, operated by various terrorist groups who seek to take advantage of the airspace to penetrate into Israel and carry out terrorist activities.

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  18. S. Korea seeks to highlight N. Korea's nuke threats at regional security meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Korea Herald

    South Korea will make a strong push to highlight the threats that North Korea's nuclear ambitions are posing both to the Asian region and the global community as a whole during the upcoming regional security meeting, observers and government officials said Friday. Top diplomats from 27 Asia-Pacific countries and the European Union are scheduled to meet in Vientiane for a series of talks led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations starting this weekend.

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  19. White House: U.S. to ensure THAAD maximi...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Korea Herald

    The United States will work closely with South Korea to deploy the THAAD missile defense system in a way that maximizes the protection it provides and minimizes any inconvenience it causes, the White House said Thursday. "This is a highly sophisticated anti-ballistic missile defense system in South Korea to protect our allies from the missile threat emanating North Korea," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said at a regular press briefing.

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  20. U.S. Congressman Vows THAAD Is SafeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Chosun Ilbo

    A U.S. congressman on Wednesday assured Koreans that Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense missile defense systems are safe. Speaking at the Republican convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Trent Franks said he is willing to put a THAAD in his own back yard.

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