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US troop leader in South Korea wants deployment of new missile defense against North

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 10:35

The commander of US troops stationed in South Korea said on Tuesday he had proposed deploying an advanced missile-defense system to the country, to counter the growing threat of North Korea’s weapons capabilities.

US seeks greater missile defence cooperation by Japan, South Korea

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 23:26

A top US military official today called for better missile defence cooperation between Japan and South Korea, in the face of strained ties between America`s two closest Asia allies and a belligerent North Korea.

Pentagon to upgrade, improve US missile defence system

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 10:53

The US Missile Defence Agency on Tuesday mapped out plans to overhaul the ground-based US missile defence system managed by Boeing Co and improve its reliability after several test failures in recent years.

Iran nuclear accord means NATO missile defence unnecessary: Russia

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 12:19

The accord with Iran to curb its nuclear programme means a planned NATO anti-missile system in Europe, hotly opposed by Moscow, is no longer necessary, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov argued today.

Israel tests short range missile defence system

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 15:41

Israeli and US defence officials on Wednesday successfully carried out a second intercept test of a new system against short-range missiles, the defence ministry said.

NATO, Russia make no progress on missile defence row

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 18:27

NATO and Russia said they had made no progress in settling sharp differences over a planned missile defence system for Europe but pledged to continue efforts to resolve the row.

China defends missile defence deal with Turkey

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 18:02

China on Tuesday dismissed concerns expressed by NATO and the US over a deal to co-produce a missile defence system for Turkey, saying such objections amounted to politicisation of business deals.

China defends missile defence deal with Turkey

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 18:01

China on Tuesday dismissed concerns expressed by NATO and the US over a deal to co-produce a missile defence system for Turkey, saying such objections amounted to politicisation of business deals.

Israel deploys Iron Dome missile defence amid Syria fears

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 14:16

Israel deployed its Iron Dome missile defence system in Tel Aviv on Friday, as the United States weighed military strikes on neighbouring Syria, local media said.

Israel’s missile defence system to leave citizens exposed in ‘event of war’: Official

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 15:27

Israel’s missile defence system is likely to leave the civilian population exposed to an incoming barrage of rockets in the event of a war, one of the top commanders in the country has said.

Russia urges Pentagon to revive missile defence dialogue

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 11:08

Russia wants to resume regular consultations with the US on a range of security issues, including missile defence, a top Russian military official said.

US missile defence shift not linked to Russia, says Pentagon

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 09:05

Washington`s plans to abandon a key part of a European missile defence plan strongly opposed by Russia are "no way" linked to Moscow, a Pentagon official has said.