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Build Limited Missile Defenses Against Russian, Chinese Strikes: Experts

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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WASHINGTON: It’s time to build up missile defenses against limited attacks from Russia and China, leading experts gingerly suggest in a forthcoming study. While we can’t stop an all-out nuclear barrage, they say, we can and should reduce the temptation for Moscow or Beijing to risk a small strike. Such limited nuclear strikes are an… Keep reading →

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Cyber, EW Are Secret Missile Defense Weapons Too Secret To Use

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The problem with secret weapons is that almost nobody knows about them — including people on your own side who might really need to use them. That’s the self-inflicted wound the Pentagon is struggling with as it tries to apply highly classified capabilities in cyber and electronic warfare to the notoriously tough challenge of… Keep reading →

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Missile Defense Strategy ‘Not Sustainable,’ Salvation Lies In R&D

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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CAPITOL HILL: America’s missile defense strategy is “not sustainable,” the deputy director of the Missile Defense Agency said today. We can’t keep buying multi-million-dollar interceptors to shoot down adversaries’ ever-growing arsenals of much cheaper offensive missiles, said Brig. Gen. Kenneth Todorov. We have to find a better way, Todorov said: lasers, jammers, something. That means… Keep reading →

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Army Missile Defense Stretched Thin: Readiness, Crisis Response At Risk

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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ARLINGTON: There’s no peace dividend in missile defense. While most types of Army units don’t deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan anymore, some scarce specialties are in increasing demand worldwide, such as special operators, division staffs, and missile defense forces like the famous Patriot. As long-range missile threats increase from Iran and North Korea, China and Russia,… Keep reading →

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