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  1. Another View: China's nuke upgrades raise alarmRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Daily Chronicle

    After exercising restraint in its nuclear weapons program for decades, China has made the poor choice of upgrading its arsenal in a way that raises concerns about its intentions, introduces new uncertainty in Asia and could add more fuel to a regional arms race. The unsettling development is China's decision to equip its most powerful missile – the DF-5 for Dong Feng or East Wind, which can reach the United States – with multiple warheads instead of just one.

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  2. Missile system may remain: THAAD missile defense 'close to being permanent' on GuamRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Pacific Daily News

    Guam is close to getting a permanently stationed missile defense system, said the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. The chairman, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Alabama, made the statement at the end of a congressional delegation's three-day Guam visit yesterday.

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  3. For $1B radar, it's ClearRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The selection of Clear helps solidify Alaska's role as host to the ground-based mid-course missile defense system, designed primarily to shoot down warheads from North Korea. Clear is on the Parks Highway, 80 miles from Fairbanks.

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  4. Thomas K. Jones, Arms Negotiator of Derided 'Enough Shovels' Remark, Dies at 82Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Truthdig

    Thomas K. Jones, a high-ranking Reagan administration "hawk who evoked Dr. Strangelove" when he suggested in a 1982 interview with Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer that Americans could survive a Soviet nuclear attack by digging residential trenches, died of complications related to Parkinson's disease on May 15. His "enough shovels" assurance was largely derided, but his faith in the efficacy of civil defense, his certitude that the Soviets were better prepared to rebound from a nuclear strike and his fears that the United States was lagging in weapons development undergirded the Reagan administration's aggressive missile defense strategy and its resolve during arms limitation talks to maintain America's bomber superiority.

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  5. Double Dragon, Quantum Level Zero & Publishing Advice: Interview with Ted GroschRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Our guest today is Ted Grosch, an American science fiction author of the novel Quantum Level Zero and other published short stories . He has a Ph.D. and teaches electrical engineering and has published over 25 works of fiction and non-fiction.

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  6. Russian arms sales in the Middle EastRead the original story

    Sunday | Journal-Pioneer

    Russia recently announced the lifting of its 2010 ban on the sale to Iran of five S-300 PMU-1anti-aircraft missile systems. Iran had ordered them in 2007, but Russia halted the sale under international pressure.

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  7. The Madness of THAADRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Switched

    In its annual spring ritual, the Pentagon brings its tin cup to Congress to beg for appropriations. Earlier this month, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tried to explain to some bewildered members of Congress why the Pentagon required so much money when the United States already spends more than all of its potential adversaries combined.

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  8. Distinguished polRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Washington Post

    Carly Fiorina had a banner week. When Fox News announced the first debate among 2016 hopefuls would be limited to 10 participants, she confidently responded she would be there.

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  9. Carly Florina says she knows more world leaders than anyone running - except for Hillary ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | The Raw Story

    GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina on Saturday accused Hillary Clinton of poor performance as Secretary of State, saying her meetings with world leaders were only "photo-ops," The Hill reports. The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard launched a series of attacks on the Democratic presidential candidate, her recent favorite target, during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City.

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  10. Pentagon plans long-range missile defence radar in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | CBC News

    The Pentagon says the long-range radar would likely be placed at Clear Air Force Station, an Air Force Space Command radar station in central Alaska. The U.S. Defence Department on Friday announced plans to deploy a new long-range radar in central Alaska that would help the U.S. missile defence system better discern potential enemy missiles launched by Iran or North Korea and increase the capacity of interceptors in the ground in Alaska and California.

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  11. Fiorina: Clinton 'must not be president'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | The Hill

    GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Saturday accused President Obama and his former secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, of poorly representing America's interests on the world stage. "The world is a dangerous and tragic place when America is not leading," Fiorina told the crowd at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City.

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  12. Pentagon eyes Alaska for $1bn missile defense radar against Iran, N.KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Russia Taday

    The US Department of Defense says Alaska is its preferred location to deploy a new long-range "must-have" radar to enable missile defense systems to better intercept potential enemy threats, such as from Iran or North Korea. The Pentagon says that the new Long Range Discrimination Radar will begin defensive operations in 2020 and will boost the capacity of ground-based interceptors in Alaska and California.

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  13. Pentagon plans long-range missile defense radar in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | AlertNet

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  14. 5U.N. nuclear conference collapses over WMD-free zone in the Middle EastRead the original story

    Friday May 22 | The Washington Post

    An attempt to strengthen and expand the world's premier arms-control treaty ended in failure here Friday as international delegations squabbled over a long-sought goal of establishing a ban on weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. Following four weeks of negotiations, the United States and several of its allies rejected the conference's final document, which was supposed to further the implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons .

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  15. Feds pick Clear Air Force Station for new missile defense systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Anchorage Daily News

    A billion-dollar missile defense program could be headed to Clear Air Force Station in Anderson, the U.S. Defense Department announced Friday. The Air Force Space Command radar station is the chosen site for a Long Range Discrimination Radar system to improve targeting for ballistic missile defense, if it can make it through an environmental review.

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  16. For $1B Radar, Ita s ClearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | APRN

    The Missile Defense Agency today confirmed Clear Air Station as its preferred location for a new type of radar system, called Long Range Discrimination Radar. The final decision will depend on safety and environmental studies.

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  17. Alaska tentative choice for long-range US radar systemRead the original story

    Friday May 22 | Washington Times

    The U.S. Department of Defense has tentatively identified an Air Force station in Alaska is its preferred location for a radar system to track airborne missile threats. Members of Alaska's congressional delegation lauded the choice of Clear Air Force Station, near Anderson, in interior Alaska, as the potential location for the long-range radar system.

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  18. Pentagon plans long-range missile defense radar in...Read the original story

    Friday May 22 | WHTC

    The U.S. Defense Department on Friday announced plans to deploy a new long-range radar in central Alaska that would help the U.S. missile defense system better discern potential enemy missiles launched by Iran or North Korea and increase the capacity of interceptors in the ground in Alaska and California. Raytheon Co, Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp are competing to build the new radar, which is expected to cost just under $1 billion.

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  19. Northrop Grumman names VP, mission assurance for Electronic Systems sectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Aerotech News And Review

    Northrop Grumman has appointed Sonal B. Deshpande vice president of mission assurance for the company's Linthicum-based Electronic Systems sector. In this position, Deshpande is responsible for mission assurance across the sector for all programs, including quality and product assurance, compliance, process excellence and supplier mission assurance.

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  20. 'Please go away': China warns the U.S. over Navy flightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Washington Examiner

    A Chinese official lashed out at the U.S. on Friday, a day after the U.S. Navy released a video showing the extent of Beijing's reef-building operations in the South China Sea. A Chinese official lashed out at the U.S. on Friday, a day after the U.S. Navy released a video showing the extent of Beijing's reef-building operations in the South China Sea.

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