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April 3, 2019

Defense of U.S. is Top Priority for Missile Defense, DOD Leader Says

Potential adversaries are developing sophisticated ballistic and cruise missile systems, with increased speed, range, accuracy and lethality, a senior Pentagon official said.

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.

May 26, 2017

Budget Request Seeks Greater Missile Defense Capabilities

The Missile Defense Agency director of operations said that the agency is requesting $7.9 billion in 2018 to continue to develop reliable, increasingly capable and state-of-the-art defenses against ballistic missile threats.

Feb. 23, 2017

Missile Defense Official Helps Pentagon Celebrate Engineers Week

One of the Missile Defense Agency’s top officials and an auditorium full of engineers helped to celebrate the 12th annual Engineers Week event at the Pentagon.

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