China achieved a breakthrough development for high-speed missiles equipped with a new high-technology ramjet engine, according to state media.
A U.S. missile defense site in South Korea was photographed by a North Korean drone last week, according to Seoul’s Defense Ministry.
The U.S. military said on Tuesday it had staged a successful, first-ever missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile, as concerns mount over North Korea’s advancing missile and nuclear program.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialogue.
North Korea attempted to fire a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan on Friday, but it apparently blew up over land.
Former Obama administration official Tony Blinken said over the weekend that the U.S. “always knew” the 2013 agreement with Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad did not clear all chemical weapons out of Syria.
The newly installed Trump administration is eyeing an opportunity to revamp the U.S. domestic missile defense system to combat evolving threats posed by Iran, China, North Korea, and other rogue regimes, according to senior White House officials and new congressional communication disclosing how nations across the globe are “working diligently to exploit the many gaps and seams” in America’s current defenses.
The Pentagon is being forced to set up a dedicated program targeting the growing threat of high-speed maneuvering missiles under development by China and Russia.
The Russian military has deployed anti-ship missiles in the Kaliningrad exclave that borders NATO members Poland and Lithuania, the Associated Press reported Monday, citing the Interfax news agency.
Japan may accelerate around $1 billion of planned spending to upgrade its ballistic missile defenses in the wake of rocket tests suggesting North Korea is close to fielding a more potent medium-range missile, three government sources told Reuters.