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Thinking the Unthinkable With North Korea - New York Times

President Trump has promised the world that he will “solve” the North Korean nuclear crisis before the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, can screw a nuclear weapon onto a missile that can reach San Francisco or Los Angeles, a grim feat that experts say he ...and more »

US Missile Defense Still Has a Long, Long Way to Go - WIRED

A ground-based interceptor rocket is launched on May 30, 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The rocket from Vandenberg successfully intercepted and destroyed a target missile in space. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images. The United ...and more »

North Korea boasts its latest test missile landed just SEVEN metres from its target as Kim promises a 'bigger gift ... - Daily Mail

North Korea has claimed its latest test missile landed just seven metres from its target in Japanese waters amid some bizarre threats and warnings by Kim Jong-un. The ballistic missile launched on Monday travelled 280 miles before landing in the Sea of ...and more »

The US Is Flexing Its Anti-Missile Muscles Over The Pacific Ocean - Newsy

For the first time ever, the Defense Department has tested a ground-based missile system on an intercontinental ballistic missile. ShareTweetEmail · SMS. Flash plugin failed to load. Share Video. ...and more »

$40 Billion Later, Pentagon's Missile Defense Finally Scores a Hit - Daily Beast

After nearly two decades, the Pentagon's most important missile defense system finally hit an intercontinental ballistic missile. But will it work if North Korea attacks? David Axe. 05.30.17 6:05 PM ET. Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast. The ...and more »

What You Should Know about the Upcoming GMD Missile Defense Test: Part 1 - All Things Nuclear

Scheduled for later this week is the 18th intercept test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system since 1999, and the 10th since the system was declared operational in 2004. What do we know about the test, and what's riding on it? The GMD ...and more »

The US just shot down an ICBM — but if North Korea attacks it won't be that easy - Business Insider

The US put its Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) missile shield to the test on Tuesday, firing an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Marshall Islands and knocking it out of the sky with a missile fired from California. The long-planned test ...and more »

US shoots down mock warhead over Pacific - KSBY San Luis Obispo News

The Pentagon says it has shot down a mock warhead over the Pacific in a success for America's missile defense program. The test was the first of its kind in nearly three years. And it was the first test ever targeting an intercontinental-range missile ...and more »

What game theory says about dealing with North Korea - The Conversation AU

An unverified photo of the ballistic rocket test-fired on May 30 released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. KCNA via Reuters. What game theory says about dealing with North Korea. May 31, 2017 2.42am EDT. Byung-Seong Min. Author. Byung-Seong ...and more »

Missile takedown: Historic ICBM intercept test sends strong message to North Korea -

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect more accurate numbers related to hits and misses in tests dating back to 1999. WASHINGTON — A monumental intercept test for the United States' critical homeland defense system designed to defend ...and more »