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The U.S. Defense Department has identified five possible East Coast missile defense sites, though the effort is still mostly a paperwork exercise and far from becoming reality. The potential locations for housing ground-based interceptors are Fort Drum in upstate New York; Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Vermont; Naval Air Station Portsmouth SERE Training Area […]

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The U.S. military may be able to deploy unmanned hypersonic weapons as early as 2025, an official said. The Air Force on May 1 successfully flew the X-51 WaveRider, an experimental “scramjet” made by Boeing Co., reaching up to five times the speed of sound for a record three and a half minutes. The service called […]

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The Pentagon’s top intelligence officer declined to answer questions about the revelation last week of a classified report that concluded North Korea may be able to launch a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, which authored the classified assessment, appeared at an event hosted by […]

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Moments after the U.S. announced the deployment of a ballistic missile defense system to Guam, the North Korean Army has reportedly received “final authority” for a nuclear attack against the U.S. The U.S. military will deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ballistic missile defense system “in the coming weeks” to the U.S. Pacific […]

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The amount of energy discharged from a nuclear bomb recently tested by North Korea may show the device used plutonium, which would mean the country hasn’t yet found the other route to the weapon, according to an arms-control expert. North Korea on Feb. 12 announced its third test of a nuclear device. The underground detonation […]

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