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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

President Obama strengthens US missile defense

Heed Ronald Reagan on missile defense

"...will ask Congress for the authority to deploy 14 additional interceptor missiles in response to threats from North Korea. It is good to see President Barack Obama..."

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Missile defense needs to grow

The 30th Anniversary of SDI, President Reagan’s Visionary Idea

"...despite growing worldwide threats from ballistic missiles, the United States still does not have a comprehensive ballistic missile defense system...."

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North Korea antagonizes US with missile threats

North Korea Rocket Strike Threat Targets US

"...North Korea has ordered its military to be ready to strike US bases in Guam, Hawaii and mainland America, according to state TV...."

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Russia expressed a desire to reconvene missile defense talks

U.S., Russia aim to reconvene stalled missile defense talks

"...Russian and U.S. defense chiefs signaled on Monday their intention to reconvene long-stalled missile defense talks, the Pentagon said, following a change..."

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Raytheon has discussed European SM-3 pooling arrangement

Raytheon Pushes European SM-3 Missile Pool

"...Raytheon has discussed a possible pooling arrangement with three navies in northern Europe to make its SM-3 ballistic missile interceptor more affordable, according to a senior company executive...."

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final phase of a planned European anti-missile system abandoned

Hagel seeks to reassure Poland on missile defense

"...budget pressures and the threat posed by North Korea's missile program led Hagel to announce last week that Washington was scrapping the fourth and final stage of the system, which would have deployed a more advanced version of the SM-3 interceptor in Poland and Romania within 10 years...."

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U.S. will field 14 more ground-based-missile-defense interceptors in Alaska by 2017

Missile defense boosters push for East Coast site

"...Republicans sent a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday, urging him to request “not less than $250 million” for an East Coast site in his pending budget submission...."

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Missile Defense on the return

The Return of Missile Defense

"...Fourteen additional ground-based long-range missile interceptors are to be installed in Alaska by 2017..."

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression

What Reagan Knew About Missile Defense

As Reagan said:

“Deterrence” means simply this: making sure any adversary who thinks about attacking the United States, or our allies, or our vital interests, concludes that the risks to him outweigh any potential gains. Once he understands that, he won’t attack. We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Raytheon test success broadens Europe’s ballistic missile defense options

Raytheon’s Dual-band Datalink Tested With Thales Radar

"...The test took place at a shore-based Dutch facility and marked a key step toward enabling more European ships to employ the full range of missiles within the Standard Missile family, including the Standard Missile-3...."

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

A missile built in the Rocket City is now being used by the U.S. Navy

Missile built in Rocket City now used by Navy

"...The Standard Missle-6 is the first weapon to come out of Raytheon's missile integration facility on Redstone Arsenal. The facility opened in November 2012. Raytheon Missile System President Dr. Taylor Lawrence..."

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