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Shooting Down North Korean Missiles: A Legal Last Resort

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Featured, International Law, International Security, Trending Topics, Use of Force  /  No Comments

By Joseph R. Epstein The 2017 threat assessment from the Director of National Intelligence labeled Russia, China, Iran, and The Democratic People’s Republic of [North] Korea (DPRK) as major threats to national security, citing their ambition to develop and modernize weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and the associated delivery systems. Recent developments have elevated a […]

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U.S. and Russia Reach Nuclear Deal

By   /  March 28, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The United States and Russia appear to have come to an agreement on a new nuclear reduction treaty to replace the existing arms-control pact signed in 1990. The deal would substantially reduce the number of long-range weapons in both countries’ arsenals but have little effect on the number of jets, submarines, and missiles designed to […]

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United States Successfully Shoots Down Ballistic Missile With Airborne Laser

By   /  February 16, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency announced successful use of directed energy to defend against ballistic missiles when the Airborne Laser Testbed (ALTB) successfully destroyed a boosting ballistic missile during a Friday test. According to the Agency, this was the “first directed energy lethal intercept demonstration against a liquid-fuel boosting ballistic missile target from an airborne […]

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US to Increase Missle Defense in Persian Gulf

By   /  January 31, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Obama administration announced that it plans to accelerate the deployment of weapons systems in the Persian Gulf to defend against possible Iranian missile attacks. Antimissile systems will be placed in various Arab countries (Qatar, the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait have all agreed to host the systems). The names of selected countries have not been […]

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China Tests Missile Defense System

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

China has tested a missile defense system on Monday according to the AP. China’s official news agency stated that the missile defense system was intended for defense purposes only and was not created with any particular country in mind. China has opposed U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan. This testing of the missile defense system may […]

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