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  1. Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignoredRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | CBS Atlanta

    Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and a glamorous lawyer.


  2. Romania to vote for new leader; corruption ignoredRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | Cybercast News Service

    A man gives directions to a young woman, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, backdropped by a campaign poster, attached to the facade of an apartment block, depicting Prime Minister Victor Ponta, leader of the ruling Social Democracy Party who runs for president in elections set to take place on Nov. 2. Several prominent members of the PSD came under investigation for corruption related crimes in recent weeks, ahead of the presidential election in which the Social Democratic Party leader, Prime Minister Victor Ponta, is the favorite. Ponta says the probes will not harm his chances.


  3. Missile defense program's effectiveness, cost scrutinizedRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    The June 22 test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense anti-ballistic missile system represented a high profile lift for a program that has been battered by setbacks and criticism. "We have a first shot at protecting our entire nation, all 50 states, from the most devastating weapon in the world," said Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance.


  4. First Korean-made fighter jet FA-50 deployedRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Arirang TV

    This is the first Korean-built fighter jet called the FA-50 taking off from an airstrip. A short time later, it shows off a number of airborne maneuvers that demonstrate its capabilities.


  5. The WilliesHOW do You 'Run' Against a 3-Time Super Bowl Lineman?Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | American Reporter

    When the invasion of the strategic Ukrainian region of Crimea was still imminent, I wrote that the first thing the Obama Administration should do in response is to reinstate the proposed defensive missile shield in Poland proposed by the Bush Administration but dropped by the Obama White House in 2009. The first to propose the same thing was U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who told the New York Times a few days after the then-accomplished Russian invasion of the Crimea that he wanted "a review" of the antimissile plan.


  6. New U.S. Ambassador Arrives in Korea at LastRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Chosun Ilbo

    New U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert arrived at Incheon International Airport on Thursday afternoon, a day later than scheduled because of problems with his connecting flight. He replaces Sung Kim.


  7. Atlas Rocket Launch Successful With Russian-Built EnginesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | News Max

    An Atlas rocket launch at Cape Canaveral was successful on Wednesday, just a day after NASA's Antares rocket exploded upon takeoff in Virginia. NBC affiliate WESH-TV reported that both rockets have Russian-built engines and share common parts.


  8. Upton Working To Bring Jobs To SW MichiganRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | WMSH-AM Sturgis

    Sturgis, MI By: Mike Stiles - A southwest Michigan community is one of four being considered as the location for a new missile defense site. Speaking Wednesday to the Sturgis Kiwanis Club, U.S., Congressman Fred Upon shared that he and others are working to get the site brought to southwest Michigan.


  9. What is Orbital Sciences?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KHQ-TV Spokane

    NASA pays it billions. Its rockets sport mythical names like Minotaur and Pegasus. 1 comment

  10. Opinion: U.S. Navy Entering New Future of Electronic WarfareRead the original story

    Wednesday | U.S. Naval Institute

    An artist concept of USS Gerald R. Ford an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Zumwalt and both variants of the Littoral Combat Ship using the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program . Lockheed Martin image In the ever-evolving saga of defense budget cuts and sequestration, the cruise missile threats to our surface fleet are not standing still.


  11. World Missiles and Missile Defense Systems Market to Reach USD 38.5...Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | PRWeb

    World Missiles and Missile Defense Systems Market to Reach USD 38.5 Bln 2024, Says SDI in Its New Report Available at New cutting-edge research report "The Global Missiles and Missile Defense Systems Market 2014-2024" developed by Strategic Defence Intelligence is now available at According to the study, the value of the world market for missiles and missile defense systems is poised to reach the USD 38.5 billion mark by 2024.


  12. Kerry blasts 'chickensh-' remarkRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Politico

    Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday decried a reported comment from a senior Obama administration official that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was "a chickensh - ," saying the remark was "disgraceful." Appearing at The Atlantic's Ideas Forum in Washington, the top U.S. diplomat condemned the attack from an unnamed administration official and said it didn't reflect President Barack Obama or his values.


  13. Russian approaches to nuclear disarmamentRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    Dr Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Deputy foreign minister . Elimination of the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, remains one of the key priorities of the international community.


  14. Russia-Iran Arms TradeRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago |

    Last year, Russia surpassed the United States as the developing world's leader in arms deals, according to a new report by the Congressional Research Service . But Russia has increased military shipments to anti-U.S. states like Iran and Venezuela, not to mention potential adversaries like China, which concerns U.S. policymakers far more.


  15. China's Anti-Satellite TestRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago |

    China caused an international uproar in January when it destroyed one of its own satellites, an action that left hundreds of pieces of dangerous debris in space and led to alarm over the possibility of a space arms race. A month later, Beijing announced it plans no further similar tests, but the January 11 test had already established the growing prowess of China's space program as well as its capability to protect itself from satellite surveillance in the event of war.


  16. Countering China's Military ModernizationRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago |

    China has been steadily building up its strategic and conventional capabilities since the 1990s. Eighteen years ago, experts say, China had a "bare-bones" military: basic capabilities, but nothing sophisticated or top-of-the-line.


  17. Missile Defense TechnologyRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago |

    The United States has been developing missile defense technologies since the beginning of the Cold War, first with nuclear-tipped interceptors and later with conventional so-called "hit-to-kill" missiles--weapons intended to destroy enemy warheads in flight. As of 2009, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency was testing and maintaining over a dozen interconnected sensors, radars, command-and-control systems, and missile silos.


  18. Stinger upgrade to increase service life, capabilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The United States Army

    Work to extend the service life of Stinger Block I missiles and expand its capabilities on the battlefield began at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Monday, said officials here. The nearly $11 million project for Cruise Missile Defense Systems from Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, calls for workers to replace aging components that are susceptible to degradation, said Tommy Hendrix, industrial specialist, Precision Munitions Division, Ammunition Operations Directorate at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, or MCAAP.


  19. U.S.-Russia Interests on Collision CourseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 |

    Russia relations during Russian President Vladimir Putin's tenure have seesawed between mutual cooperation and confrontation. Recently tensions have escalated over American moves to establish an antimissile shield, further expand the North Atlantic Treaty Organization , and encourage the installation of pro-Western governments across Eastern Europe, Moscow's former sphere of influence.


  20. Ballistic Missile DefenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2014 |

    ... research and development of space- and ground-based defensive systems, and unveiled the Strategic Defense Initiative [PDF], later nicknamed "Star Wars." The next year, the army tested its Homing Overlay Experiment, the first successful demonstration ...