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April 18, 2018

Increasing Global Threats Call for Capabilities to Deter, Defend, Officials Say

In today’s increasingly complex and threatening environment, the Defense Department must sustain the capabilities needed to deter and defend against attacks on the U.S. homeland, its forces abroad and its allies and partners, the undersecretary of defense for policy told a House panel.

March 22, 2018

Senior Officials: U.S. Must Keep Pace with Adversaries in Missile Defense

The fiscal year 2019 budget request for ballistic missile defense seeks to ensure the United States stays ahead of adversaries that are advancing their capabilities, defense officials said at a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing.

March 7, 2018

Missile Defense Agency Director Outlines Priorities, Threats

The United States is able to defend against current threats from ballistic missiles, but increased capabilities are needed to address emerging risks, the head of the Missile Defense Agency said.

Nov. 22, 2017

Missile Defense Soldiers Scan the Stratosphere

With the threat of ballistic missile launches by North Korea, the Army maintains Army-Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance systems, or AN/TPY-2, in Japan to keep a watchful eye on the skies above.

Oct. 11, 2017

Fort Greely Stands Firm in Face of North Korean Threat

A small, remote Alaskan post bordered by mountains and moose herds, Fort Greely is America's major line of defense against long-range enemy rockets.

Sept. 1, 2017

Security Forces Defend Airmen, Nuclear Assets

Air Force security forces are responsible for protecting 150 of the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missiles in facilities posted across north central Montana.

Aug. 24, 2017

U.S., South Korean Military Leaders Reinforce Alliance

Top U.S. and South Korean military leaders spoke to reporters at Osan Air Base near the South Korean capital of Seoul to reinforce the alliance between the two countries and their combined resolve to deter North Korean threats.

July 31, 2017

North Korea’s ICBM Lands in Japan’s Economic Zone, Official Says

The Pentagon director of press operations said the North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile that was launched July 28 from Mupyong-ni traveled about 620 miles before splashing down in the Sea of Japan about 103 miles from the coast of Hokkaido, Japan.

July 30, 2017

Ballistic Missile Defense System Test Successful

The Missile Defense Agency and 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade soldiers conducted a successful missile defense test using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system -- the 15th successful intercept in 15 tests for the THAAD weapon system.

May 30, 2017

Defense Department Successfully Intercepts Missile in Test

The Defense Department successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a test of the ground-based midcourse defense element of the nation's ballistic missile defense system.

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