missile defense

The Kremlin won’t say much about a blast at a secretive Russian nuclear reactor.
Putin has often used militaristic rhetoric to mobilize support and buttress his narrative that Russia is under siege from the West.
Congress is currently considering expanding the U.S. national missile defense system, despite the fact that -- nearly 15 years after the Bush administration began deploying it -- it has not been demonstrated to work under real-world conditions and is not on a path to do so.
The American-made missile defense system should be operational by the end of the year.
Rather than serving as an exception in a swamp of spending excess, the ending of the JLENS project should serve as a first step towards trimming other needless weapons programs and wasteful practices.
Conventional wisdom in the United States holds that Saudi Arabia and Turkey are right to enter the chaos defining Syria's civil war.
Xi's interest in placing China's nuclear weapons on a higher state of alert could create a new nuclear danger; the potential for an accidental or mistaken Chinese launch.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Israel is located smack dab in the middle of one of the world's biggest political hotspots. But it does take a few to keep this tiny country along the eastern Mediterranean safe and secure, and that seems to be why Israel is bouncing back big time in 2015.
Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) has not been demonstrated to work effectively. It pushes China and North Korea to spend more money on more missiles to overwhelm THAAD (just as the U.S. is moved to spend more money on missile upgrades to counteract the missile defense of other countries). And it is a poor substitute for arms-control negotiations.
In order to provide a clear picture of the impact China's nuclear upgrade might have on the global balance of power, it is imperative to explore what this upgrade entails.
So with all of this great technology at our fingertips, what's to prevent us from screwing ourselves? It's humanity itself.
MEADS is a case study in how difficult it is to kill any appropriated program, even one that everybody agrees is too expensive, won't be delivered on time -- and won't work even when delivered.
WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Sunday called on North Korea to refrain from provocative actions
The Standard Missile-3, built by Raytheon Co, was the highest-ever intercept in space, meaning that a larger area can be
Will missile strikes drive the warring parties to the peace table or will it further inflame both sides?
President Obama's cancellation of the summit with Putin demonstrates the extent of the deterioration in American Russian relations. In a short time, the U.S. and Russia have moved from what some in Washington viewed as a hopeful partnership to an adversarial relationship.
Last week, the House decided to throw good money after bad. Tucked inside its defense authorization bill was a provision that allocates funding for a new ground-based missile defense site -- despite the fact that missile defense brass don't want the money.
With the prospect of a prolonged civil war inflamed by outside actors coming at the same time as the convening of the G-8
Events of the past week indicate why Congress and President Obama need to hear from our citizenry their dissatisfaction with their disregard of American vital interests.