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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

    ... 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 ... that can track missile launches, and their SM-3 missiles can zero in on and take out short- to medium-range missiles that might be fired at US or allied nations. They can also carry Tomahawk cruise ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Diplomatic dangers loom with Son of Star Wars push

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

    ... Washington's European allies. In a bid to win over worried allies, the US has dropped the word 'national' from the missile defence project and is now offering the system to as many friendly ... 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    UN adopts landmark treaty on global arms trade

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 02:46am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... will not control the domestic use of weapons in any country, but it will require countries that ratify it to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms, parts and components, and to regulate arms brokers. It covers battle tanks, armoured combat vehicles, large-calibre artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles and missile ...

  8. The big business of a flawed science

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Doug Nairne

    ... Doug Nairne Shooting down missiles is big business, but remains a flawed science. The US government alone plans to spend US$55 billion on missile defence over the next six years, yet many ... of times, but in a battle cluttered with decoys, friendly forces and electronic interference it becomes even more difficult. Just as missile defences are improving, so too are the missiles, making ...

  9. News - China

    US, China agree on N. Korea sanctions deal

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 10:05am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations The United States and China have made a deal under which the UN Security Council will expand existing sanctions against North Korea for staging a ballistic missile test, envoys said Friday. The deal was struck after weeks of intense negotiations following the December 12 launch. The talks have involved US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ...

  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea fires two medium-range missiles after rivals' three-nation security talks

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:15pm by AP

    ... missiles today in a challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington which focused on the North’s security threat. The launch of the Rodong missiles, the first time ... military drills by the United States and South Korea. Pyongyang claims the drills are a preparation for invasion. The missiles flew about 650 kilometres off North Korea’s east coast early ...




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