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Do U.S. Navy collisions weaken our defense against a North Korean missile attack?

Two U.S. Navy ships, previously tasked with patrolling the Pacific are now out of commission. What does this mean for our missile defense capability? Continue reading ? The post Do U.S. Navy collisions weaken our defense against a North Korean missile attack? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Latest: Pentagon chief confirms Navy probe of accidents

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The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer and an oil tanker east of Singapore (all times local): 10:15 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis confirms that the...

Japan Looks to the U.S to Deploy Missile Defense System against North Korea

Japan is eyeing the deployment of the Aegis Ashore, a land-base missile defense system.

China: U.S. Military Damaged Mutual Trust With 'Wrong' Actions on Missile Defense and South China Sea

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The remarks were made during General Joseph Dunford’s visit to Beijing to further military cooperation between the two countries.

The U.S. Navy's Destroyers Will Soon Get a Fearsome New Radar (and Ballistic Missiles Won’t Stand a Chance)

Dave Majumdar Security, Raytheon's AN/SPY-6’s long-range detection and tracking capabilities are being pushed to the limits. Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) is performing well in tests. The Gallium Nitride-based active electronically scanned array radar—which will be at the heart of the U.S. Show More Summary

Mattis warns of risk of war if NKorea fires at US soil

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Monday that an attack by North Korea against the United States could quickly escalate into war, and said the military would try to shoot down any missile that threatened Guam. "If they fire at the United States, it could escalate into war very quickly," Mattis told Pentagon reporters. Show More Summary

North Korea: Hackers Targeted U.S. Military Workers Via Job Ad Spam During Missile Tests

One of the fake job ads placed was for a management position involving the U.S.-made THAAD missile defense system.

How Many Nuclear Weapons and Missiles Does North Korea Have?

North Korea has devoted about 25 percent of its GDP to defense, and much of that to missiles.

North Korea's Kim puts army on alert; U.S. warns it can intercept missile

By Idrees Ali and Christine Kim WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned on Monday that the U.S. military would be prepared to intercept a missile fired by North Korea if it was headed to Guam, while North Korean leader Kim Jong Un alerted his army that it should always be fire-ready. Show More Summary

U.S. would ‘take out’ any North Korean missile aimed at American soil, defense secretary says

WASHINGTON — The United States would “take out” any North Korean missile seen to be heading for American soil, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. He declared that any such North Korean attack could lead to war. Responding to reporters’ … Continue reading ? The post U.S. Show More Summary

Mattis: US would 'take out' any NKorean missile aimed at US

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will "take out" any North Korean missile it detects is heading for American soil, including the Pacific island of Guam. Mattis says a … Click to Continue »

U.S. missile defense system is effective but not foolproof against North Korea

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The U.S. military has missile defense systems in Guam, South Korea and aboard naval ships to counter the threat from North Korea.        

Mattis warns we 'could escalate into war very quickly' amid possible North Korean missile moves

If North Korea fires a missiles at the US, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis told reporters on Monday that "it could escalate into war very quickly," according to Reuters' Idrees Ali. Mattis said the US could assess "within moments" if...Show More Summary

Mattis warns of war if North Korea fires missiles against U.S.

Secretary of Defense says the military would "know within moments" where a missile would be going if launched by the regime

Bob Work joins the board at Raytheon | Airbus declares Tigers unsafe after Mali crash | BAE enters Type 26 variant for Aus frigate comp

Americas Former US Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has been appointed to the board of missile maker Raytheon. Work held the position under the Barack Obama’s administration from 2014, only ceding the position after his replacement Patrick Shanahan’s appointment was made official in June. Previously, after retiring from the military in 2011, Work then served […]

Missile Defense is Important Now More than Ever

Many years ago, Ronald Reagan called for a missile defense capability, and it is clear now more than ever he had great vision in making that call. Who can seriously argue with the contention that we should have the ability to intercept...Show More Summary

North Korea still needs time to perfect re-entry technology: South Korea vice defense minister

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea still does not appear to have mastered missile re-entry technology and will take at least one or two more years to do so, although its ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead is advancing quickly, South Korea's vice defense minister said.

Satellite Images Suggest North Korea Preparing Submarine Ballistic Missile Launch

On Friday afternoon as the market was about to close, we discussed an unconfirmed report that North Korea had issued "emergency standby orders" to its civil defense units, and we said that at the same time, "traders are furiously hitting...Show More Summary

Alaska governor calls for more defenses amid N. Korea threat

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he didn't think North Korea would be able to strike the state with a nuclear warhead until 2020. But spiraling rumors about the country's missile … Click to Continue »

U.S. missile defense system "accurate" but "not foolproof"

Douglas Ollivant is a senior fellow at New America Foundation and a former director at the National Security Council. He joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" from Washington to discuss the escalating tension on the Korean peninsula, the effectiveness of the U.S. missile defense system and President Trump's comments that he isn't ruling out military options in Venezuela.

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