September 3, 2006 |
South Korean and U.S. intelligence officials have detected suspicious vehicle movements at a major North Korean missile test site, a news report said today, amid lingering tensions over the country's weapons program. "Military intelligence officials have spotted movements by several large vehicles in the North's Gitdaeryeong area," South Korea's Yonhap news agency said, citing an unnamed government official.
April 8, 2003 |
A federal jury convicted three Roman Catholic nuns of defacing a missile silo by swinging hammers and painting crosses on it with their blood. Sisters Ardeth Platte, 66, Jackie Hudson, 68, and Carol Gilbert, 55, were arrested for breaking into a Minuteman III site Oct. 6. The nuns are antiwar protesters and said they were compelled to act as war with Iraq drew closer. The nuns face as many as 30 years in prison, but the lead prosecutor said it's unlikely they will receive the maximum penalty.
October 12, 2002 |
Warplanes from the U.S.-British coalition enforcing "no-fly" zones in Iraq struck a missile site Friday southeast of Baghdad. The Pentagon said Iraqi gunners had fired on coalition aircraft policing the zones 122 times since Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein offered Sept. 16 to let U.N. weapons inspectors return.
June 14, 2002 |
The death of the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty on Thursday cleared the way to begin digging interceptor silos in Alaska and for futuristic missile tests barred by the pact. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Saturday at Ft. Greely, Alaska, where President Bush plans a test facility that he hopes could also serve as an emergency defense by September 2004.
September 19, 2001 |
British Tornado warplanes bombed an antiaircraft missile site in southern Iraq, retaliating for "hostile activities" by Baghdad against planes patrolling a "no-fly" zone, a U.S. Air Force officer said. The attack targeted a position near Basra, 350 miles south of Baghdad, the capital, said Maj. Brett Morris, a Saudi-based spokesman for the allied mission. There was no immediate report on damage.
August 7, 2000 |
They were America's first sentries in the Cold War, built on hilltops and in Southland neighborhoods in an era when "duck and cover" became a classroom drill and children learned to recognize the flash of a nuclear explosion. Now, one of the last of 16 Nike missile sites dotting Orange and Los Angeles counties is being demolished this month.