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Kim's envoy arrives in DC as Pentagon states 'extraordinary threat' posed by North Korea

North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the US, Kim Yong Chol, arrived in Washington Thursday, just hours after President Donald Trump rolled out a new missile defense strategy that appears to contradict his own claim that Pyongyang is no longer a nuclear threat.
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Missile Defense Review: North Korea remains 'extraordinary threat' to US

The Missile Defense Review report, introduced by President Donald Trump during a speech at the Pentagon, was released just hours ahead of a top North Korean envoy’s arrival in Washington to discuss a potential second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.            [Author: Special to USA TODAY]
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Trump Vows to Reinvent Missile Defenses, but Offers Incremental Plans

A new Pentagon document largely addresses destroying small numbers of missiles launched by regional powers, rather than overwhelming strikes from Russia or China.
Tags: News, Russia, Pentagon, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, Shutdowns (Institutional, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems


Kim's envoy arrives in DC as Pentagon states 'extraordinary threat' posed by North Korea

North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the US, Kim Yong Chol, arrived in Washington Thursday, just hours after President Donald Trump rolled out a new missile defense strategy that appears to contradict his own claim that Pyongyang is no longer a nuclear threat.
Tags: Washington, North Korea, US, Cnn, Pentagon, Kim, Dc, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Kim Yong chol


Trump announces huge expansion of US missile defense system

Arms control experts fear system review, unveiled at Pentagon, could fuel arms race with Russia and ChinaDonald Trump has announced plans for a huge expansion of US missile defense with aim of destroying enemy missiles “anywhere, anytime, any place”.The missile defense review, which Trump unveiled on Thursday in a speech at the Pentagon, calls for a major upgrade in land and sea-based missile interceptor systems, as well as the development of a layer of satellite sensors in low orbit that would ...
Tags: North Korea, China, Russia, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, US military, Pentagon, US defence spending, Donald Trump, Trump, ChinaDonald Trump


Vaporizing Another Norm, Trump Goes Partisan Inside the Pentagon

The president uses a missile-defense policy rollout to bash Democrats before the military’s senior leaders.
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President Trump’s Plans to Boost Missile Defense Could Spark an Arms Race

President Donald Trump ripped yet another page from Cold War strategy books Thursday by directing the Pentagon to look into developing a constellation of space-based sensors and interceptors that could stop missiles before they reach the United States. “We will de­stroy every type of mis­sile at­tack against any Amer­i­can tar­get, whether before or af­ter launch,”…
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Space is new arena for war, Donald Trump says as he unveils missile defence strategy

Space is the new arena for war, Donald Trump said on Thursday as he announced a major drive to update America’s missile defence system and touted his “Space Force” proposal.  The US president said that he wants a “layer” of sensors placed among the stars that can detect missile launches and will demand that the technology is funded in his next budget. The item was one of a host of improvements the Pentagon is attempting to make to its decades-old missile system, outlined in its new Missile Defen...
Tags: Science, North Korea, China, Russia, US, America, United States, Ronald Reagan, Pentagon, Defence, Donald Trump, US Air Force, Trump, Afp, Interfax, Kim Jong


Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for planned trip abroad amid shutdown showdown

By MATTHEW LEE, CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON — It took President Donald Trump one day to flex his executive power back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, denying her an aircraft for a planned trip abroad in apparent response to her attempt to delay his State of Union address amid their government shutdown clash. The nation’s two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of Constitutional one-upmanship, as negotiations to end the 4-week stalemate failed to pro...
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‘Star Wars’ returns: Trump calls for space-based missile defense

The President has announced that the Defense Department will pursue a space-based missile defense system reminiscent of the one proposed by Reagan in 1983. As with Reagan’s ultimately abortive effort, the technology doesn’t actually exist yet and may not for years to come — but it certainly holds more promise now than 30 years ago. In a speech at the Pentagon reported by the Associated Press, Trump explained that a new missile defense system would “detect and destroy any missile launched against...
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State Dept. Says It Found Money For Diplomats To Return To Work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Thursday instructed all U.S. diplomats in Washington and elsewhere to return to work next week with pay, saying it had found money for their salaries at least temporarily despite the ongoing government shutdown. In a notice to staff posted online and sent to employees, the department said it had found money to pay most of its employees beginning Sunday or Monday for their next pay period. They will not be paid for time worked since the shutdown began i...
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Trump takes on border wall, acknowledges Syria blast in Pentagon speech

In his first public appearance since Tuesday -- amid a 27-day government shutdown and 24 hours after the death of four Americans in Syria -- President Donald Trump delivered a meandering speech at the Pentagon on Thursday.
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US plans missile defence expansion to resist North Korea's 'extraordinary threat'

Trump unveils plans in Pentagon review that calls for a large-scale expansion of existing and sea-based systemsDonald Trump has announced plans for the biggest expansion in US missile defence since the Reagan-era Star Wars project, in a policy review that singles out North Korea as an “extraordinary threat” seven months after the president claimed that threat had been eliminated by his diplomacy.In the Pentagon’s missile defence review, which Trump unveiled on Thursday, his administration has ca...
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Trump unveils new space missile defence strategy as Pentagon brands North Korea 'extraordinary threat'

Donald Trump has unveiled a revamped US missile defence strategy involving a new layer of space-based sensors to detect and track enemy missiles. The president announced the new review during a speech at the Pentagon on Thursday, calling for an investment into new missile defence technologies at a time when Russia and China are developing advanced weapon systems. US intelligence agencies have also warned Iran and North Korea’s missile capabilities present existing threats to US and global secu...
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Trump unveils new space missile defence strategy as Pentagon brands North Korea ‘extraordinary threat’

Donald Trump has unveiled a revamped US missile defence strategy involving a new layer of space-based sensors to detect and track enemy missiles. The president announced the results of the review, the first compiled since 2010, during a speech at the Pentagon. In the review, US intelligence agencies also warned Iran and North Korea’s missile capabilities present existing threats to US and global security.
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Trump Pushes for Funding to Expand U.S. Missile Defense Program

“Our goal is simple: to ensure we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States,” Trump said Thursday in a speech at the Pentagon. The review, Trump said, calls for 20 new ground-based interceptors in Alaska as well as new radar and sensors to detect missiles.
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Space Force: President Trump says he wants a 'space-based missile defense layer'

"My upcoming budget will invest in a space-based missile defense layer," Trump said in remarks at the Pentagon on Thursday.
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At Pentagon, Trump Announces Plans to Expand Missile Defenses

The costly plans come in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history and while the Pentagon’s leadership is in flux.
Tags: News, Pentagon, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, Shutdowns (Institutional, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems, Pentagon Trump


Pentagon urges missile defence sensors in space

The Missile Defence Review recommends studying new systems to track and destroy incoming missiles.
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At Pentagon, Trump Announce Expansion of Missile Defenses

The costly plans come in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history and while the Pentagon’s leadership is in flux.
Tags: News, Pentagon, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, Shutdowns (Institutional, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems


Trump Heads to Pentagon to Announce Expansion of Missile Defenses

The costly plans come in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history and while the Pentagon’s leadership is in flux.
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Trump to roll out long-awaited missile defense review

President Donald Trump will unveil a review of US missile defense capabilities Thursday that aims to counter threats from North Korea and Iran while adapting to ever more sophisticated weapon systems being developed by Russia and China. Top among the concerns highlighted by the Missile Defense Review is the speed at which rivals, particularly Beijing and Moscow, are pushing ahead with new technologies such as hypersonic missiles that can thwart traditional defense systems. As a result, the Pen...
Tags: Science, North Korea, Russia, US, Iran, Beijing, Moscow, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, Missile Defense Review, China Top


Shutdown enters 27th day with grim poll news for Trump – live updates

The president will go to the Pentagon today to make an announcement on the government’s missile defence reviewSign up to the daily US morning briefing 2.08pm GMT CBS reports that the White House is mulling the option of having President Donald Trump deliver the State of the Union in the Senate chamber after Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked him to delay the address until after the shutdown. 1.53pm GMT The Wall Street Journal reports that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen billed Donald Trump $50...
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After Americans Slain, Questions Arise About Trump’s Syria Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State militants killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians, in northern Syria on Wednesday, just a month after President Donald Trump declared that IS had been defeated and he was pulling out U.S. forces. The attack in the strategic northeastern town of Manbij highlighted the threat posed by the Islamic State group despite Trump’s claims. It could also complicate what had already become a mess...
Tags: Isis, News, Navy, Washington, Islamic State, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Afghanistan, Gop, Nato, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence


Trump is fraying nerves inside the Pentagon

Two years into his presidency, Donald Trump is fueling unprecedented uncertainty and anxiety inside the Pentagon. In private conversations over the past month, many of them unsolicited, more than a dozen key military officers, enlisted personnel and senior civilians have expressed worry and concern to CNN. None of the officials have spoken publicly about this, as military law prohibits active-duty personnel from criticizing a sitting president. expressed worry and concern to CNN.
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The record-breaking government shutdown is putting the US at risk of a major cyber attack

Cybersecurity experts are warning that the US is at greater risk of attack as the record partial government shutdown continues. Thousands of workers that monitor the nation's defense systems are off work, and experts also worry that systems aren't being upgraded or repaired. Essential workers are still in place, but the absence of so many staff still leads the US at risk. MIT's Technology Review said: "In a stalemate over how best to secure America’s southern border, the Trump administration h...
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The record-breaking government shutdown is putting the US at risk of a major cyberattack

Cybersecurity experts are warning that the US is at greater risk of attack during the record partial government shutdown. Thousands of workers who monitor the nation's defense systems are off work, and experts also worry that systems aren't being upgraded or repaired. Workers deemed essential are still in place, but the absence of so many others could still leave the US at risk. "In a stalemate over how best to secure America’s southern border, the Trump administration has endangered the integ...
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Bombing In Syria Complicates Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops

An attack claimed by ISIS killed U.S. troops in Syria. David Greene talks to Michele Flournoy, a former under secretary at the Pentagon, about how this might affect a planned troop withdrawal.
Tags: Isis, News, Syria, Pentagon, Michele Flournoy, Syria David Greene


Donald Trump's new missile defence strategy eyes space-based sensors

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defence system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China. Details about the administration's Missile Defence Review - the first compiled since 2010 - are expected to be released during President Donald Trump's visit on Thursday to the Pentagon with top members of his administration. In a throwback to Ro...
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Trump will visit Pentagon to talk missile defense

President Donald Trump will visit the Pentagon on Thursday to unveil his administration's long-awaited missile defense review, multiple officials tell CNN.
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