Weapons administration

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis pauses as he waits to give a speech about "The United States and Asia-Pacific Security" at the first plenary session at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-la Dialogue, an annual defense and security forum in Asia, Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Singapore. North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a "clear and present danger," Mattis said. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
June 02, 2017 - 11:33 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a "clear and present danger," U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. Speaking at an international security...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, right, sits with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as they attend the opening dinner of the 16th International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-la Dialogue, or IISS, Asia Security Summit on Friday, June 2, 2017 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
June 02, 2017 - 11:17 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a "clear and present danger," U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. Speaking at an international security...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, right, sits with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as they attend the opening dinner of the 16th International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-la Dialogue, or IISS, Asia Security Summit on Friday, June 2, 2017 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
June 02, 2017 - 9:22 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a "clear and present danger," U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. Speaking at an international security...
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Ambassadors to the United Nations raise hands in a U.N. Security Council resolution vote to sanction North Korea, Friday, June 2, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 02, 2017 - 7:16 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs to a U.N. sanctions blacklist, but Chinese opposition blocked tough new sanctions the United States was pushing. While the resolution...
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Ambassadors to the United Nations raise hands in a U.N. Security Council resolution vote to sanction North Korea, Friday, June 2, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 02, 2017 - 6:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to add 15 individuals and four entities linked to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs to a U.N. sanctions blacklist, but Chinese opposition blocked tougher new sanctions that the United States was pushing. While the...
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In this May 1, 2017 photo Craig Campbell, the chief executive officer of Alaska Aerospace Corporation, poses for a photo at his office in Anchorage, Alaska. Once close to death, Campbell says the state-owned agency has rebounded after a rocket exploded after a launch in 2014, leaving the launch site on Kodiak Island, in Alaska, with damaged facilities and no customers. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
June 01, 2017 - 1:39 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — When most people think of Alaska, they picture its thick forests, hulking grizzly bears and soaring, snow-covered peaks. What they might not imagine is rockets whisking defense and other payloads into space. But America's northernmost state has that too, entering the high-tech...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2011 file photo, a Minotaur IV rocket takes off from Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska. The rocket was carrying an experimental Navy satellite designed to provide safer combat communications. Today, Alaska Aerospace has rebuilt its launch site after a rocket exploded after takeoff in 2014 and is again showing signs of liftoff. (James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror via AP, File)
June 01, 2017 - 4:35 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — When most people think of Alaska, they picture its thick forests, hulking grizzly bears and soaring, snow-covered peaks. What they might not imagine is rockets whisking defense and other payloads into space. But America's northernmost state has that too, entering the high-tech...
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From Harris Grade Road north of Lompoc, Calif., spectators watch an interceptor missile launch from an underground silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base, and fly toward an intercontinental-range missile fired from a test range on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific. Hit or miss, the Pentagon's attempt on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, to shoot down a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean marks an important milestone for an oft-criticized defense program that could be what stands between an incoming North Korean strike and the United States. (Len Wood /The Santa Maria Times via AP)
May 31, 2017 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. military test involving an interceptor and a mock warhead (all times local): 12:20 p.m. A U.S. interceptor has scored a direct hit and appears to have resulted in the "complete obliteration" of a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean. That's the word from the...
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Graphic shows details of U.S. missile launch targeting an ICBM; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
May 30, 2017 - 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon scored an important success Tuesday in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting U.S. territory from a North Korean attack. Vice Adm. Jim Syring, director of the...
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A woman watches a TV screen showing a file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 29, 2017. North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone Monday, officials said, the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 29, 2017 - 3:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's latest missile test may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will. South Korean and Japanese officials said the suspected Scud-type short-range missile...
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