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Congress, Pentagon Renew Old Fight Over 3rd Missile Defense Site

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Pentagon has long worried about the multi-billion dollar price tag that comes along with building a new interceptor field and its infrastructure. Influential lawmakers want a permanent site built that will support close to 1,000 jobs in their districts.

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Pentagon’s New Ballistic Missile Interceptor Doesn’t Work, Suffers Years-Long Delay

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What happens when the Pentagon’s new ballistic missile defeat program doesn’t work? They keep using the old one, which has a spotty track record.

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Rep. Gabbard Pushes For Heftier Hawaiian Missile Defenses

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Pentagon planners aren’t only worried about North Korean ICBMs, but Chinese hypersonics and medium-range missiles. That means, according to analysts, that an array of distributed systems are needed to meet a wide range of potential threats.

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Lockheed Studies Sea-Launched Patriot PAC-3 & New 6-Foot Missile

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: Lockheed Martin is studying several new air and missile defense systems, from an all-new six-foot rocket to a ship-launched version of the Patriot missile, a top executive told reporters here this morning. In keeping with the military’s emphasis on multi-domain operations that attack old problems from new angles, Lockheed is even looking at… Keep reading →

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North Korea Must Pay Massive Price For Otto’s Murder

Posted by Rebeccah Heinrichs on


North Korea captured and brutalized Otto Warmbier for doing nothing more than holding American citizenship. After more than a year as a hostage in a comatose state, Otto was returned to his parents. He died on Monday. North Korean officials murdered Otto. Brutalizing Otto as the North Koreans did was not just an act of aggression against him. It… Keep reading →

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Missile Defense R&D Getting Short Shrift: CSIS

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


UPDATE MDA Deputy says transfer talks with services “making progress” WASHINGTON: Long-range R&D for missile defense is being squeezed by near-term needs, warns a new report from the Center for Strategic & International Studies. The problem? The duties of the Missile Defense Agency keep expanding even as its budget shrinks. CSIS’s solution? Reform MDA in either… Keep reading →

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‘Limited’ Missile Defense Must Remain So: Philip Coyle

Posted by Philip Coyle on


Some members of Congress are rightfully calling for reform to the U.S. national missile defense program, but the change they suggest – removing the word “limited” from current U.S. policy – will carelessly expand the program and waste billions of dollars. If we’re serious about improving national missile defense, Congress must reform the objectives of the… Keep reading →

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