Jul 31 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense said in a release the military tested the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system by launching a ballistic missile from a U.S. Air Force plane over the Pacific Ocean, tracking it from Kodiak, Alaska, and intercepting it from the ground in the state.
The most recent USA trial of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) framework was arranged well before North Korea's most recent rocket dispatch, however it comes during a period of rising pressure with the nation since Pyongyang propelled its first-historically speaking trial of an ICBM on July 4. A rocket launched from a us military aircraft C-17 Globemaster III over the Pacific ocean were successfully detected, tracked and intercepted by a missile defense system.
The launch also allowed necessary data to be collected to "enhance the THAAD weapon system" and ensured the "ability to stay ahead of the evolving threat", Greaves is quoted as saying.
The drills involved South Korea's road-mobile ballistic missile, the Hyunmoo -2, and the US forces' Army Tactical Missile System.
After North Korea's latest test, South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked U.S. Forces Korea to deploy four additional THAAD interceptor launchers at its new base in Seongju, south of Seoul.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, has said that deployment of THAAD elements in South Korea and Alaska "destroys the strategic balance in the world".
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It comes after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of 6,500 miles on Friday night - far enough to reach major U.S. cities.
The Pentagon reported that during testing of a missile defense system THAAD soldiers 11 artillery regiment air defense from Fort bliss were successfully shot down a ballistic missile of average range. It didn't specify exactly where the missile was stopped.
The exercise comes not long after North Korea test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile this month. North Korea can use these missiles against its neighbors, specifically South Korea and Japan. Following the launch, the USA and South Korean militaries responded by firing surface-to-surface missiles amid increasing tensions on the peninsula.
China, North Korea's ally, condemned the missile launch and asked Pyongyang to "stop taking actions that would escalate tensions" on the Korean Peninsula.
However, concerns were heightened in Washington and Seoul when Pyongyang tested its second ICBM Friday, which the US termed "reckless and unsafe". China has dramatically increased its sphere of influence over the region in recent years by expanding its Naval forces across man-made islands that span large parts of the South China Sea.
He says China "could easily solve the problem!"
Jul 31 2017
New England Patriots LB Rob Ninkovich to announce retirement
The most emotional may have been when he looked right at Belichick and said, "Coach, I gave you everything I had". Ninkovich signed with the Patriots as a free agent in 2009 after playing with the Saints and Dolphins.
Jul 31 2017
No laptop ban as U.S. says all airlines have raised security
Restrictions are no longer in effect for the last of 10 airports with USA bound flights that had a ban on electronic devices. And Secretary Kelly says terror organizations will continue to try to beat any new security measures that are put in place.
Jul 30 2017
Colombia 'will not recognise' Venezuela's assembly vote
Its oil exports to the US totaled $10.2 billion in the year ending in May, according to Panjiva, a global trade research firm. Thousands of Venezuelans loaded with heavy bags have crossed the border into Colombia this week, fleeing the unrest.
Jul 28 2017
Journey member spotted in White House
President Trump said on Twitter on Wednesday that he wants transgender people barred from serving in the US military "in any capacity".
Jul 26 2017
Switzerland chainsaw attack suspect still on the lam
The suspect is described as 186m tall with brown short hair - contrary to a previous police statement that he was bald. The company doesn't know yet whether the other three wounded people were customers or passers-by, she added.
Jul 26 2017
Teen killed in live streamed auto crash was days away from quinceañera
A California teen is accused of driving under the influence and live streaming video of a crash that killed her sister. Nicandro said he watched the horrifying footage that was live-streamed on Obdulia's private Instagram account.
Jul 26 2017
'American Horror Story: Cult' Reveals Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters' Lovers
His latest giveaway? Why, only the character and love interest of everyone's all-time favourite, Evan Peters . Now, Ryan Murphy has revealed a little bit more information about the upcoming series in a Twitter Q&A.
Jul 25 2017
Beijing to 'step up' troop deployment
Wu urged India to immediately withdraw it troops, describing the request as a prerequisite to resolving the situation. China on Monday warned India to not "harbour any illusions" about the country's ability to defend its territory.
Jul 25 2017
Charlie Gard's parents back in court as judge hears 'new evidence'
The protracted legal battle between GOSH and Chris Gard and Connie Yates centres around the hospital's treatment of the baby. The parents said it was the first time they had been told about the latest results in the crucial test of brain function.
Jul 23 2017
Shackelford: Branden Grace 'in the zone' as he opens Club 62
Tiger Woods had a vicious lip-out in his bid for 62 in the second round of the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills. Grace came to the 536-yard par-five 15th six-under par, and looking for an easy birdie.
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