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Can the US defend itself from a missile attack from North Korea? - Financial Times

When Ronald Reagan launched his ambitious Star Wars plan to defend the US from nuclear missile attack in 1983, he warned the American public to expect “failures and setbacks”. Now, 34 years later, Vice Admiral James Syring, head of the US Missile ...and more »

Pentagon Examining Options for Space-Based Missile Interceptors - National Defense Magazine

The Defense Department has been analyzing concepts for basing ballistic missile interceptors in space. Experts say deploying such a system would be technically feasible, but questions remain about its cost-effectiveness and strategic implications. The ...and more »

Missile Defense Of US Homeland Headed For Huge Management Mis-Step - Forbes

Loren Thompson , Contributor I write about national security, especially its business dimensions. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. This summer marks the 60th anniversary of the fateful day in August, 1957 that Russia ...and more »

Congress marks Pentagon budget; Raytheon's pitch for more missile interceptors; How Boeing will build a C-17 for ... - Defense One

Covering the House Armed Services Committee's annual National Defense Authorization Act markup is a right of passage for defense reporters. Before video streaming allowed us to monitor it live from anywhere with an Internet connection, reporters had to ...and more »

US House Panel Votes to Protect Kauai Missile Tests -

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command, and Navy sailors conducted a flight test involving the launch of a medium-range ballistic missile target from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, May 17, 2016. (Missile Defense Agency/Leah ...and more »

The Libertarian Case for Defensive Missile Systems - The Libertarian Republic

With the increasingly more hawkish policies in Afghanistan and Syria, President Donald Trump has shown to be far more influenced by his advisors. It is no question why libertarians, who expected a far more “hands-off” president, are wary of the current ...and more »

The Star Wars Era Is Back and Not Just in the Movies - American Spectator

As any American of any postliterate age can tell you, the “Star Wars” saga has come back in a big way over the past few years in cinema. Furthermore, the Trump administration seems intent on reproducing the symbolism and political norms of the era when ...and more »