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    1. A decision by the United States and its allies to proceed with ballistic missile defense is an important stage in the alliance’s new stance toward Moscow.

    2. Recent satellite images suggest North Korea has completed the external refurbishment of a shipyard dedicated to building and launching a new class of ballistic missile submarines, a US think tank said Wednesday. While it is unlikely that any such vessel would become operational before 2020, the North's efforts to develop a working submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) is clearly "making ...

    3. Why a $161 Million Missile Defense System Is Falling Behind Schedule

      The Fiscal Times via Yahoo! NewsMay 01 03:15 AM

      The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has had to scrap 40 percent of the tests for a multibillion-dollar program that is supposed to protect the country from long-range ballistic missile threats like North Korea and Iran, according to a new federal watchdog report. The Government Accountability Office’s latest annual audit of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) found that risky purchasing ...

    4. China and Russia will hold their first joint computer-assisted anti-missile drill, state media said on Thursday, after the United States and South Korea discussed an anti-missile defense system for the South to counter threats from North Korea. North and South Korea remain technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, rather than a treaty. The North routinely threatens to ...

      North Korean Missile Test Fails - The Wall Street Journal

    5. China and Russia on Friday rapped US plans to put a missile defence system on the Korean peninsula, less than 24 hours after Pyongyang twice tested rockets thought to be capable of reaching American territory. A series of missile tests and nuclear blasts by North Korea have pushed Seoul into talks with Washington about deploying the United States' sophisticated Terminal High Altitude Area ...

      North Korea fired second intermediate-range miss... - Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News

    6. North Korea fires submarine-launched missile: South Korea

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsApr 23 03:06 PM

      By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast on Saturday, South Korea said, amid concerns that the isolated state might conduct a nuclear test or a missile launch ahead of a ruling party meeting in May. The North fired the missile to the northeast at about 6:30 p.m. (0930 GMT), the South's office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said ...

    7. By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council condemnation of North Korea's latest missile tests has been delayed by Russian amendments to a statement that had been agreed by the remaining 14 members, including Pyongyang's ally China, diplomats said on Tuesday. North Korea test-fired what appeared to be two intermediate-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, but...

    8. Two North Korea missile tests fail: South

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsApr 28 08:21 AM

      North Korea on Thursday made two failed bids to test fire a powerful, new medium-range ballistic missile, in a thwarted display of military strength ahead of a landmark ruling party congress. South Korea's defence ministry said an initial morning launch of what was understood to be a Musudan missile saw the rocket plunge back to earth seconds after take-off. A second attempt in the evening ...

    9. N. Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 24 12:34 PM

      SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that it successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine and warned of its growing ability to cut down its enemies with a "dagger of destruction." South Korea couldn't immediately confirm the claim of success in what marks Pyongyang's latest effort to expand its military might in face of pressure by its neighbors and Washington.

    10. UN Security Council diplomats warned North Korea to expect a response after Pyongyang's repeated failed attempts to test-fire a powerful ballistic missile, the latest defiance of UN resolutions. At the request of the United States, the council held urgent closed-door consultations after North Korea's unsuccessful launch earlier in the day of two medium-range missiles, as fears grew that the ...

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