Pentagon missile defense program scores a win

ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s oft-criticized missile defense program has scored a triumph, 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 Pentagon agency in charge of developing […]

Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China’s president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs. In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Trump […]

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hours after a display of North Korean military power, rival South Korea announced Wednesday the installation of key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to counter the North. South Korea’s trumpeting of progress in setting up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or […]

US moves parts of controversial missile defense to SKorea 

KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a controversial missile defense system have arrived in South Korea, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said Tuesday, a day after North Korea test-fired four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. The plans to deploy […]