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Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Obama’s Missile Defense Conundrum
"...One of the major missile defense programs on the chopping block is the Airborne Laser (ABL) system. This energy directed weapon is used to shoot down a long-range missile shortly after launch–the point at which a missile is most vulnerable. Another casualty looks to be the Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) program..."
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Israel, US Will Hold Massive Joint Exercise
"...The Israel Air Force’s Air Defense Division, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Military’s European Command (EUCOM) have held the Juniper Cobra exercise for the past five years. The upcoming exercise is planned to be the most complex and extensive yet...."
Monday, April 6, 2009
U.S. lawmakers react to Missile Defense cuts
"...Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced major cuts to defense spending including reducing the budget for the Missile Defense Agency by $1.4 billion. Gates said he does not propose to increase the number of ground-based interceptors in Alaska as had been planned. ..."
Gates under fire for deep defence cuts
"...Robert Gates yesterday launched war against the defence industrial complex by scrapping big defence programmes, in a move that saw the defence secretary come under immediate fire from Congress...."
Israel fears US budget cuts may hurt missile defense
"...The new missile, which is in its development stages in an Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) factory, should also be able to intercept ballistic missiles in heights of more than 100 kilometers (i.e. outside the atmosphere)...."
Sunday, April 5, 2009
North Korea launch could arm Pentagon suppliers
"...Backers of a fledgling U.S. anti-missile shield lost no time pressing Gates to re-think any plans to trim spending on missile-defense, for instance. At roughly $10 billion a year, it is the Pentagon's costliest arms development program...."
UN Security Council Adjourns Without Response to North Korea Rocket Launch
"...North Korea launched the rocket on Sunday, despite international diplomatic efforts to persuade it not to. Several countries, including the United States, believe the rocket was a cover for a long-range ballistic missile test...."
Saturday, April 4, 2009
False Alarm Sounded Saturday in Japan over North Korean Missile Launch
"...It announced at 12:16 p.m. local time Saturday North Korea had fired the rocket. The report was immediately aired on national broadcast networks and local authorities activated their emergency responses in areas where it was feared debris from stages of the missile could fall. ..."
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
North Korea vows to shoot down US spy planes, upping threats
"...North Korea has a warning for US spy planes: Stop circling the site of the missile the North is planning to launch. “Should US warplanes dare to perpetrate aerial espionage,” North Korea’s state radio warned Wednesday, “our revolutionary forces will shoot them down.”..."
North Korea Threatens War Against Japan Over Missile
"...Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada on March 27 ordered his forces to shoot down any North Korean object entering his country’s airspace and deployed guided-missile units around Tokyo. ..."
No U.S. Plans to Stop Korea on Missile Test
"...An independent security think-tank released satellite images on Sunday that it said confirmed the presence of the Taepondong-2 missile on the North’s Musudan-ri launch pad. The content of the photos, analyzed by the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, had not yet been confirmed by the Defense Department by Monday, but they echoed South Korean news reports last week that said the missile had been put in place...."