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US Signals Major Boost to Hypersonic Weapons in 2019

In response to Chinese and Russian advances, the U.S. is building its own hypersonic arsenal. More signs are emerging across the U.S. Department of Defense that it is taking the military threat of Chinese hypersonic weapons seriously, and redoubling efforts to field similar weapons of its own. Hypersonic weapons, which are considered High-Speed Maneuvering Weapons,

NORTHCOM Commander Confident in U.S. Ability to Counter North Korea

The United States is currently capable of countering potential attacks from foreign adversaries, but it cannot slow down on building its capacity and readiness, the commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command said Sept. 27. “I am entirely confident in our ability to defend the United States, but that doesn’t mean

NORAD’s Next Evolution

Air defense was focused on the Russians. Then it was terrorists. Now it is both. NORAD’s mission fundamentally shifted after Sept. 11, 2001, to address the threat of asymmetric terrorist attacks aimed at North America. But now North American Aerospace Defense Command is changing its focus once again, re-emphasizing advanced threats from outside the homeland.