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2 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

Ukrainian Separatist Commander Admits Having Buk Missiles

Rebel commander Aleksandr Khodakovsky of the so-called Vostok Battalion speaks during a previous interview in Donetsk on July 8. In an exclusive interview with Reuters news agency, pro-Russian separatist commander Aleksandr Khodakovsky has admitted the separatists had the type of antiaircraft missiles Washington says were used to shoot down a ... (more)

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6 hrs ago | UPI

Air and Missile Defense Radar passes design reviews

The U.S. Navy's next-generation air and ballistic missile defense radar from Raytheon has successfully completed critical design reviews.

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10 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Two Ukraine Fighter Jets Downed by Rebels Near MH17 Site

Rebels downed two SU-25 fighters in the Donetsk region a Ukraine Defense Ministry spokesman says.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

12 hrs ago | United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Iron Dome ineffective, says MIT scientist

An MIT security expert says that Israel's famed Iron Dome missile defense system is flawed, with a success rate of under five percent.

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16 hrs ago | ECNmag

Japan approves joint missile study, export to US

Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.

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Related Topix: Raytheon, Aerospace-Defense

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Should commercial airplanes have missile defense system?

The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East,

New York Daily News

Congressman revives bill on anti-missile defense for planes

A New York congressman is reintroducing legislation to install anti-missile technologies on U.S. commercial airliners, prompted by the Ukraine air disaster and Hamas rockets in the Gaza crisis.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steve Israel, US Politics, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 767

Government Executive

Progress Hard to Gauge on Homeland Antimissile Program

Then-Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly examines a missile-interceptor deployed at Fort Greely, Alaska, in 2010.

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ABC News

Democrats to Unveil $2.7B Bill on Alien Children

Senate Democrats are preparing to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the border with Mexico.

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The Olympian

A moment of great moral clarity in Gaza

Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,

Rediff.com

'Terrorists don't have the air power to counter the IAF'

'We have not got into a one-on-one with the terrorists. But there is no assurance they won't resort to launching a shoulder or vehicle fired missile.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

New York Sun

Caveat Emptor for Voters As Democrats Depart From Growth Model

Across Ronald Reagan's remarkably successful presidency, he repeatedly made the link between the U.S. economy and U.S. international security and defense.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Terrorism, Vladimir Putin

The Washington Post

Fine Print: U.S. trying to seal cracks in Iron Dome deal

Congress, which has been pouring extra money into the Iron Dome, wants Tel Aviv to give U.S. firms a bigger share of the Israeli missile defense system's contracts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Forbes.com

Ukraine Lesson: Missile Defense Is The Missing Link In U.S. Global Strategy

Senator Dianne Feinstein said Sunday that tensions between Russia and the United States have reverted to Cold War levels as a result of Moscow's continuing role in Ukraine.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Vladimir Putin, Business News

Jalopnik

Missile Defense On Planes? Congress Says Yes, Airlines Say No

After the tragic take-down of a Malaysia Airlines flight 17 on Thursday by a surface to air missile, some members of congress have already suggested the implementation of missile defense systems on commercial airliners.

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Examiner.com

Israel, United States Navy developing laser weapons

The Wall Street Journal noted on Sunday that the Israelis, whose Iron Dome ballistic missile defense system has done much service blunting Hamas' missile attack, is already working on an enhancement called "Iron Beam."

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

Al Bawaba

Iron Dome intercepts rockets over Tel Aviv

A missile is launched by an "Iron Dome" battery, a missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on July 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East,

Lucianne.com

Lasers Are No Longera Star Wars Fantasy

The two Iranian-designed Abadil-1 drones that Hamas flew from the Gaza Strip into Israel last week were little more than over-glorified toy planes.

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Related Topix: Palestinian Territories, Middle East, World News

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Washington Examiner

Obama is crushing the Ronald Reagan link, and Vladimir Putin knows it

Across his remarkably successful presidency, Ronald Reagan repeatedly made the link between the U.S. economy and U.S. international security and defense.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Terrorism

The Jackson Sun

Moral clarity in Gaza and Israeli restraintMoral clarity in Gaza and...

Moral clarity in Gaza and Israeli restraint Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/07/20/moral-clarity-gaza-israeli-restraint/12872541/ Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Opinion

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