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  1. News - Asia

    US to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan by 2017

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 11:15am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Hagel reconfirms US-Japan alliance The US will deploy two additional ballistic missile defence destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday. Speaking to at a news conference following a meeting with Japan Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, Hagel said ...

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    US to station second X-band missile radar in Japan

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 02:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo US and Japanese defence ministers have agreed to deploy another X-band missile defence radar in Japan, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday. The move is designed to counter the threat posed by North Korea’s missile arsenal, he told reporters during a joint press conference with his opposite number in Tokyo. “The purpose ...

  3. Ma angered by misfires as Taiwan tests missiles

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan yesterday staged a major missile drill before President Hu Jintao boarded his flight for a high-profile visit to the United States. Almost a third of the 19 missiles fired missed their targets, raising concerns that the island needs to further strengthen its defensive capabilities. The misses, during unusually public live-fire tests in the presence ...

  4. News - World

    Israel Defense Ministry says Mediterranean missile launch was joint test with US

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 06:55pm by AP

    ... JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel Defense Ministry says Mediterranean missile launch was joint test with US. ...

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    Israeli Defense Ministry says it has carried out missile test in Mediterranean Sea

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 06:34pm by AP

    ... JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Defense Ministry says it has carried out missile test in Mediterranean Sea. ...

  6. Diplomatic dangers loom with Son of Star Wars push

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... project since the atom bomb. The idea is to develop and deploy a defensive umbrella to track and destroy incoming ballistic missiles heading towards the US. It emerged from the Strategic Defence ... Nick Squires in Sydney President George W. Bush's missile defence shield, for which his administration is seeking extra cash, poses serious diplomatic dangers to its relations ...

  7. US missile shield a damp squib: expert

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... decision to build a national missile-defence system. 'The defensive abilities of such a system have been greatly exaggerated. I doubt it can be successfully implemented,' Professor Lin ... Ray Cheung in Beijing A top mainland rocket expert has expressed doubt over the effectiveness of Washington's planned missile shield. Lin Jin, a senior researcher with the China ...

  8. A shot in the dark?

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Recent reports that North Korea might be preparing to launch a long-range missile in the direction of the United States have refocused international attention on efforts by the US and other countries to develop a system for destroying incoming ballistic missiles. There have been signs that Pyongyang was preparing to launch an updated Taepodong-2 with an estimated ...

  9. Seized Patriot missiles meant for South Korea

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com A consignment of 69 Patriot surface-to-air missiles discovered on board an Isle of Man-flagged cargo ship at a Finnish port was destined for the South Korean armed forces under a legitimate United States military equipment sale, it emerged last night. It was initially thought the missiles could be bound for China because the ship's next ...

  10. US keeps track of N Korean missile tests

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... Richard Halloran Publicly, US President Barack Obama and senior officials in his administration berated North Korean leader Kim Jong-il recently for firing 11 ballistic missiles eastwards, into the Sea of Japan- four short-range missiles on July 2 and seven medium-range missiles on July 4. It was the biggest North Korean missile barrage seen so far. Secretly, US officials informed ...




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