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Estonia calls for Patriot shield to deter Russia in Baltic region

Financial Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Patriot missiles are needed in the Baltic states to deter a Russian invasion, Estonia's defence chief has warned. As Nato agonises over proposals to deploy four battalions in eastern Europe concerns are growing that the measure will not be enough to ...

Baltic States Need Patriot Missile Defense Systems – Estonian Army General

Sputnik International - ‎20 hours ago‎
The countries of the Baltic region need to get access to the US Patriot surface-to-air missiles with anti-ballistic missile capability to prevent Russia's possible invasion, Commander-in-Chief of the Estonian Defense Forces Lt. Gen. Riho Terras said ...
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By the rockets' red glare

The Economist - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Mr Elleman has calculated that, faced with 50-missile salvoes, a layered defence consisting of two THAAD batteries and South Korea's existing Patriot systems would be able to stop all but 10% of what was fired. He and Michael Zagurek, in a paper for 38 ...
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Why Chinese missile swarms could obliterate America in battle

The Week Magazine - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Beijing already fields thousands of cruise missiles and hundreds of ballistic missiles which can hit U.S. bases in South Korea, Okinawa and Guam.
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South Korea to import $3 billion worth of arms - ‎May 26, 2016‎
DAPA Minister Chang Myoung-jin said in January that the agency would focus on upgrading the country's existing Patriot missiles while also developing long-range ground-to-air missiles to counter threats from the north. In reaction to Pyongyang ...

'Carrier-Killer' Missiles: Will China Succeed Where the Soviet Union Failed?

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
In the meantime, our special forces tried to locate them and "paint" them with lasers so that our aircraft could take them out, while Patriot missiles were used to attempt to intercept the rest. Look up the wartime strategy that the United States ...
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U.S. government uses floppy disks to run its nuclear program, but there's an unexpected benefit - ‎1 hour ago‎
A new government report shows the U.S. still relies on the floppy disk to run some of our most sensitive programs: the coordination of ballistic missiles and nuclear bombers, among other defense actions. And the government system is actually older than ...

Clinton's Style of Deception More Insidious Than Trump's

Patriot Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
Much like Vice President Joe Biden, who always gets a pass for launching errant fake-fact missiles from the offline silo that is his mouth, Trump is often seen as entertainingly spontaneous.
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Obama's Hiroshima Speech Ignores Growing Nuclear Threat

Patriot Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
Currently, China is poised to deploy nuclear-powered submarines armed with ballistic missiles tipped with nuclear warheads while America's military continues to deteriorate.

China's missile swarms vs. America's lasers, drones and railguns: Who wins?

Asia Times - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Beijing already fields thousands of cruise missiles and hundreds of ballistic missiles which can hit U.S. bases in South Korea, Okinawa and Guam.
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South Korea to import arms worth 2 billion dollars

Firstpost - ‎May 25, 2016‎
In the wake of recurrent nuclear and missile tests by North Korea, Seoul is aiming to develop an indigenous missile defence shield called "Kill Chain" and widen its Air and Missile Defence System -- which uses US made Patriot missiles. This projectile ...
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Beware What You Wish For: Russia IS Ready for War

Mintpress News (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The THAAD and Patriot missiles are worthless - according to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) themselves; that's why they tried to improve them with Iron Dome.
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Watch full Iowa House District 3 Debate

KCCI Des Moines - ‎14 hours ago‎
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What Would a War between Russia and the USA Look Like?

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The American are quite aware of that and if they decided to strike at Russia they would not do if from forward deployed ship but with long-range standoff weapons such as ballistic or cruise missiles. [Sidebar: the notion that Russia .... The question ...

US Army Laser Chief: 'We Absolutely Blew Lots of Things Up'

Motherboard - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Today, most of the Army's air-defenders operate Patriot missiles, which are best suited to taking down high-flying jets and missiles.

General Atomics will fund development of a 10 MJ medium-range railgun

Next Big Future - ‎20 hours ago‎
Intended to complement or replace current US Navy (USN) 5-inch guns, if successful, the General Atomics MMRRWS would be able to intercept missiles and aircraft as well as conduct kinetic strikes against maritime or land targets. However in contrast to ...
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Opinion: Tomahawk Missile for Japan

USNI News - ‎May 16, 2016‎
While their shore-based Patriot missile batteries and AEGIS-equipped destroyers can be an effective missile shield, they do little to prevent further escalatory actions.
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9/11 attack conspiracy theorist launches plan to crash plane into a building

Deccan Chronicle - ‎May 24, 2016‎
But Salo shared an email on Facebook over the weekend from a supporter who called him a "real patriot." ... Perhaps the most bizarre theory is that no planes were used at all, but through digital compositing, missiles were made to appear like planes ...
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The US Army's Big Guns go to the South China Sea

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Regarding the South China Sea, the U.S. has a nuanced or complicated relationship with China involving both rivalry and cooperation; the recent Chinese move to put surface-to-air missiles on claimed territory in the South China Sea has escalated ...

50-Year-Old DoD Computers Manage Nuclear Force

Patriot Post - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Yes, this system uses 8-inch floppy disks to manage nuclear bombers and ballistic missiles. This is just one computer system within the U.S.