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  • Thanks, Obama: The U.S. Still Can't Defend Against North Korea Nukes

    07/07/2017 3:51:25 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/6/2017 | Staff
    Missile Defense: North Korea's successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile has everyone talking about missile defense, and the fact that the U.S. doesn't seem to have one that could stop a madman like Kim Jong-un. You can blame antimissile defense Democrats for this. Shortly after the North Korea test, Politico ran an article pointing out that "the Pentagon and its contractors still haven't figured out how to reliably shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile." The Missile Defense Agency did in late May destroy a mock ICBM launched from the Marshall Islands with an interceptor launched from the Vandenberg Air...
  • MDA seeks laser-armed HALE UAV for counter-ICBM role

    06/20/2017 12:08:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Janes ^ | 14 June 2017 | Gareth Jennings
    MDA seeks laser-armed HALE UAV for counter-ICBM role Gareth Jennings 14 June 2017 The United States is looking to field a laser-armed unmanned aircraft to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) towards the middle of the next decade, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) disclosed on 13 June. In a solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website, the MDA Advanced Technology Directorate said it requires a high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the payload capacity needed to carry a high-energy laser system payload to high altitudes for Boost Phase Intercept (BPI) of ICBMs in the 2023 timeframe. "The...
  • Missile Defense Needs To Be A Priority

    06/08/2017 4:56:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    I’m old enough to remember Democrats mocking President Ronald Reagan for the idea of a missile defense program. They contemptuously labeled the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) as “Star Wars,” after the popular movie series. It was impossible, they said, and a complete waste of time and money. Thank God they were so wrong.While it’s funny to think of Democrats complaining about wasted money, very few dollars Washington has spent since then have been better used.The threat of terrorism from ISIS, al Qaeda, and other radical Islamic groups to individuals is very real, as we've learned all too often. But behind the...
  • ‘Direct Collision’: U.S. Successfully Destroys a Missile in Flight

    05/31/2017 7:17:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/30/2017 | Patrick Goodenough
    In a “critical milestone” for the program to provide a missile defense umbrella over the U.S. homeland, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency on Tuesday reported the first successful interception and destruction in flight of a target with ICBM characteristics. A ground-based interceptor launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California collided with and destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)-class projectile that had been launched from at atoll in the Marshall Islands, more than 4,500 miles away, the MDA reported. Tuesday’s was the 18th text since October 1999, and the tenth to have been declared successful. Three of the eight...
  • Franken: 'Everything points to' collusion with Trump, Russia

    A conversation between two comedians turned serious late Tuesday when U.S. Sen. Al Franken said "everything points to" collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and the Russians. The Minnesota Democrat did not cite any evidence, noting a special counsel has been appointed to lead an FBI probe into the Republican administration's ties to Russia. But Franken shared his "feeling" when pressed by late-night comedy legend David Letterman during joint appearance in New York City.
  • Pentagon Says It has Shot Down Mock Warhead Over the Pacific

    05/30/2017 1:54:25 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 108 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 05/30/2017 | FoxNews
    Breaking News Banner Only at the Moment... More will follow as this develops. Full Title: Pentagon Says It has Shot Down Mock Warhead Over the Pacific, in Key Success for U.S. Missile Defense Program
  • U.S. May Not Be Able to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles, Say Experts

    04/19/2017 12:15:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    NBC ^ | April 19, 2017 | KEN DILANIAN
    Top generals have been insisting for years that if North Korea launched a missile at the United States, the U.S military would be able to shoot it down. But that is a highly questionable assertion, according to independent scientists and government investigators. In making it, the generals fail to acknowledge huge questions about the effectiveness of the $40 billion missile defense system they rely on to stop a potential nuclear-armed ballistic missile fired by North Korean or Iran, according to a series of outside reviews. "They are leading political leaders to believe that they have a military capability that they...
  • Obama Would've Been 'Impeached!' The View Goes Nuts Over Trump's Syria Strike

    04/07/2017 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 7, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    he View, the show started off with a fiery exchange over the U.S. missile strike in Syria last night. The panel was strictly divided, with conservative hosts Paula Faris and Jedediah Bila fiercely disagreeing with liberal hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin that the missile strike was unconstitutional. Bila began by saying she was “proud” of President Trump for taking action when President Obama did not. Joy Behar took issue with this, saying that Obama tried to take action but couldn’t get congressional approval. Bila shot back quickly, when you’re president, “the buck stops with you.”Sunny Hostin jumped in to...
  • China Warns of Arms Race After U.S. Deploys Missile Defense in South Korea

    03/08/2017 12:30:25 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/7/17 | Mullany and Buckley
    HONG KONG — The United States said on Tuesday that it had begun deploying an advanced and contentious missile defense system in South Korea, prompting China to warn of a new atomic arms race in a region increasingly on edge over North Korea’s drive to build a nuclear arsenal. The American announcement came a day after the simultaneous launch of four missiles by North Korea into waters off the Japanese coast, which Pyongyang said was a drill for striking American bases in Japan. The feat, footage of which was broadcast on state television, raised concern about the North’s ability to...
  • How the U.S. Navy is Trying to Make China's 'Carrier-Killer' Missiles Obsolete

    12/20/2016 1:55:44 PM PST · by Enchante · 23 replies
    National Interest ^ | December 16, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully launched a salvo of two Raytheon Standard SM-6 Dual I missiles against a medium-range ballistic missile target earlier this week. USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)—an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer—conducted the test shortly after midnight on Dec. 14 to demonstrate a Sea Based Terminal endo-atmospheric defensive capability. "This test demonstrated the capabilities MDA and the Navy are delivering to our fleet commanders," Vice Adm. Jim Syring, director of the MDA said in a statement. "The SM-6 missile and the Aegis Weapon System continue to prove that they are critical components of...
  • PUTIN TO OBAMA: IF YOU LIE ABOUT ME ONE MORE TIME RUSSIA WILL…

    12/19/2016 5:46:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 119 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | 12/16/16 | Martin Walsh
    Vladimir Putin has had enough of being accessed of “hacking the US presidential election.” Putin, obviously well-aware of Hillary, Obama, and the Democrats blaming him for the election hacks, has issued a statement to Obama that should quickly send Obama looking for his safe space. Putin, early Friday morning, said that: “The US must either stop accusing Russia of meddling in its elections or prove it. It is indecent of the United States to groundlessly accuse Russia of intervention in its elections.” “You need to either stop talking about it, or finally show some kind of proof. Otherwise it just...
  • Howard Dean: Comey Is Now Siding With Putin

    10/29/2016 9:45:58 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 140 replies
    Hillary Clinton surrogate and former Vermont governor Howard Dead declared Saturday morning that FBI director James Comey is now on the same side as Russian President Vladimir Putin after re-opening the agency’s investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee emails. https://twitter.com/GovHowardDean/status/792343525228675072
  • Exposed by WikiLeaks! Motive for War with Russia!Conspirators giving talking points to Hillary

    10/27/2016 11:57:43 AM PDT · by gold submarine · 64 replies
    10/27/16 | George Eaton
    Exposed by WikiLeaks! Motive for War with Russia! Conspirators giving talking points to Hillary ~~We may not know all the reasons the globalists want to go to war with Russia. But it is reasonable to assume there are several reasons the globalist want World War Three. One of the obvious reasons is the fact they have run out of tricks to play to keep the financial system going. They want to use war to revitalize the economies with an infusion of money. They can justify making the nations borrow more money if there is a great threat of war. Once...
  • Who paid Bill Clinton's $2.5 million commission & $500,000 speaking fee (US uranium to Russia)

    10/23/2016 9:25:45 AM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies
    Quora.com ^ | July 2016 | Sierra Spaulding
    Who paid Bill Clinton's $2.5 million commission and $500k speaking fee for brokering the sale of 20% of America's uranium deposits to Russia? You are speaking about a really interesting deal that ended up giving Vladimir Putin and the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. ..."
  • Putin’s Activation of ‘Iskander-M’ Ballistic Missile Is a Message to Obama (Baltics now targeted)

    10/08/2016 10:20:12 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 42 replies
    Observer ^ | 10/07/2016 | John R. Schindler
    Putin’s Activation of ‘Iskander-M’ Ballistic Missile Is a Message to Obama http://observer.com/2016/10/putins-activation-of-iskander-m-ballistic-missile-is-a-message-to-obama/ Putin’s Activation of ‘Iskander-M’ Ballistic Missile Is a Message to Obama The KGB officer in the Kremlin seeks one last, grand strategic humiliation for our president before he leaves office By John R. Schindler • 10/07/16 11:00am Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Prince Albert II of Monaco (not pictured) at the Kremlin in Moscow on October 6, 2016. / AFP / POOL AND AFP / YURI KADOBNOV Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images It’s long been obvious that Vladimir Putin and his inner circle view Barack...
  • CNN Poll Says Pence Won VP Debate Even with 11% More Democrats Polled

    10/05/2016 10:51:07 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 116 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 10/5/2016 | John S. Roberts
    A CNN poll comprised of 472 registered voters believes Gov. Mike Pence won last night’s vice presidential debate. A no-brainer, really. Sen. Tim Kaine was disrespectful, erratic and rehearsed compared to the calm, eloquent and poised Pence. What’s crazy though, is that the poll consisted of more Democrats than Republicans. 41% of people identified as Democrats, to 30% Republican. Think about that. From CNN: Interviews with 472 registered voters who watched the vice presidential debate conducted by telephone (landline and cell) by ORC International on October 4, 2016. The margin of sampling error for results based on the total sample...
  • House approves defense aid to Israel despite veto threat

    06/16/2016 11:06:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United States House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $576 billion defense spending bill which includes $635.7 million for U.S.-Israel missile defense programs, despite a threat by the Obama administration to veto the bill, The Jewish Insider reports. The fiscal 2017 defense appropriations bill includes $268.7 million in research and development funding for U.S.-Israel cooperative missile and rocket defense programs; $25 million in research and development funding for U.S.-Israel directed energy activities, such as laser technologies, to combat missiles and rockets; $72 million for procurement of the Iron Dome rocket defense system; $150 million for procurement of the David’s...
  • First look at Navy's experimental railgun that can fire at 4,500 miles an hour

    05/29/2016 11:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal
    A warning siren bellowed through the concrete bunker of a top-secret Naval facility where U.S. military engineers prepared to demonstrate a weapon for which there is little defense. Officials huddled at a video screen for a first look at a deadly new supergun that can fire a 25-pound projectile through seven steel plates and leave a 5-inch hole. The weapon is called a railgun and requires neither gunpowder nor explosive. It is powered by electromagnetic rails that accelerate a hardened projectile to staggering velocity—a battlefield meteorite with the power to one day transform military strategy, say supporters, and keep the...
  • Pentagon skips tests on key component of U.S.-based missile defense system

    03/17/2016 9:17:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/17/16 | David Willman
    Against the advice of its own panel of outside experts, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency is forgoing tests meant to ensure that a critical component of the nation’s homeland missile defense system will work as intended. The tests that are being skipped would evaluate the reliability of small motors designed to help keep rocket interceptors on course as they fly toward incoming warheads. (Snip) But in order to stay on schedule for a planned expansion of the GMD system, none of the 40 thrusters that are being installed on 10 new interceptors will undergo hot-fire testing, government officials told the...
  • Russia denies S-300 delivery to Iran is scheduled this week

    02/18/2016 10:40:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 2/18/2016, 5:15 AM | Ben Ariel
    The ongoing back and forth surrounding Russia's sale of advanced S-300 missile systems to Iran continued on Wednesday, as the Defense Ministry in Moscow denied reports that the system would be delivered later this week. Earlier this week Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hossein Jaberi Ansari claimed that a shipment of the S-300 missile defense systems is currently on its way to Iran. In addition, the Russian TASS news agency cited reports from other media outlets claiming that the first batch of the S-300 systems would be dispatched to Iran on Thursday. ...