Sunday, June 4, 2017

Reactions Continue From Last Week's U.S. Missile Defense Test

The Ground-based Midcourse Defense element of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system launches during a flight test from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S., May 30, 2017. Lucy Nicholson, Reuters

CNBC: US missile defense test triggers alarm in Russia, China as North Korea issues new warnings

* The U.S. sets new interceptor missile tests and looks to deploy laser weapons to destroy ICBMs.
* Beijing is worried America's anti-missile system 'breaks strategic balance among nuke-armed countries.'
* Moscow is critical of U.S. missile defenses and mulling how to respond.

The Pentagon's successful interceptor missile defense test this week is seen as a step toward reducing the nuclear risk from North Korea, but now China and Russia are seeing the U.S. technology as a threat.

Regardless, North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Thursday that its military was "ready to conduct an ICBM test-fire at any time."

During Tuesday's test, the U.S. military intercepted a mock intercontinental ballistic missile target fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California during a test of its Ground-based Midcourse Defense, or GMD, system.

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More News On The Response To Last Week's U.S. Missile Defense Test

China and Russia Hate America's Missile Defense Systems for a Very Simple Reason -- Ryan Pickrell, National Interest
US missile interceptor test a threat to China: Experts -- Economic Times
North Korea labels U.S. interceptor test a bluff, says system can’t handle ‘shower’ of missiles -- Japan Times
North Korea Calls US ICBM Interceptor Test Military Provocation -- International Business Times
US missile interceptor system won’t stop N. Korean ‘shower of nuclear strike’ – KCNA -- RT
US Missile Defense Technology Has Reached a New High. Why the US Must Keep Expanding Its Edge. -- Michaela Dodge, Daily Signal
As NKorea threat grows, US plans next anti-ICBM test in 2018 -- Space Daily/AFP
U.S. firms tout missile defense test -- Space Daily/UPI
Expert warns US ‘may not be able to stop’ North Korean nuclear missiles -- AOl News
Could the US stop a nuclear missile attack? Our defense system hasn’t aced all of its tests -- Rachel Becker, The Verge
Can America’s Missile Shield Hold Up Against Growing ICBM Threats? -- Ryan Pickrell, Daily Caller
We May Not Be Able to Stop a North Korean Missile -- John F. Tierney, New York Times
Why You Should Be Skeptical of the US Military's 'Successful' Missile Defense Test -- David Axe, Motherboard
US Missile Defense Still Has a Long, Long Way to Go -- WIRED

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