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Sound bites are usually meant to obfuscate as much as clarify. Rarely is one so incisive as the line uttered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the other day about the difference between Israel and Hamas: "We're using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their 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)
The U.S. Navy's next-generation air and ballistic missile defense radar from Raytheon has successfully completed critical design reviews.
Rebels downed two SU-25 fighters in the Donetsk region a Ukraine Defense Ministry spokesman says.
An MIT security expert says that Israel's famed Iron Dome missile defense system is flawed, with a success rate of under five percent.
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.
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.
Then-Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly examines a missile-interceptor deployed at Fort Greely, Alaska, in 2010.
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.
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.
Across Ronald Reagan's remarkably successful presidency, he repeatedly made the link between the U.S. economy and U.S. international security and defense.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Updated: Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:26 am
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