National Oct 29, 2018

U.S. launches new missile defense command in Japan

U.S. forces in Japan are set to establish a new command for the U.S. Army's ballistic missile defense unit in the Asian country, and have started stationing personnel, it has been learned. The move is apparently aimed at countering threats from North Korea, which still ...

U.S. missile defense systems gaining against Kim's ICBM threat: GAO

Business May 31, 2018

U.S. missile defense systems gaining against Kim's ICBM threat: GAO

The U.S. network of ground-based interceptors intended to defend against an intercontinental ballistic missile fired from North Korea "achieved a number of major accomplishments" in 2017, according to the General Accountability Office. The system managed by Boeing Co. conducted its first successful flight test of ...

National Feb 16, 2018

Japan, U.S. to hold enhanced tabletop exercise on missile defense

Japan and the United States will hold a tabletop exercise for ballistic missile defense on a larger scale than before, in their latest show of unity against North Korea, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. The annual exercise, aimed at enhancing tactical skills for ballistic missile ...

National Feb 3, 2017

U.S. Aegis destroyer runs aground, causing oil spill off Kanagawa

A U.S. Navy Aegis destroyer ran aground near Yokosuka naval base, causing an oil spill off Kanagawa Prefecture, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The incident involving the USS Antietam, forward deployed with the 7th Fleet, took place Tuesday and resulted in an estimated 4,160 liters ...