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March 27, 2003 | From Associated Press
Pakistan and India conducted tit-for-tat launches of nuclear-capable missiles Wednesday and traded heavy artillery fire across a cease-fire line in the disputed Kashmir region. India also accused Pakistan of having a hand in this week's killing of 24 Hindus in Kashmir. Pakistan condemned the massacre by suspected Islamic separatists and called for an independent inquiry. Analysts in Pakistan said they feared New Delhi might be trying to take advantage of the U.S.
July 2, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The top U.S. military commander in South Korea today criticized last week's missile test launches by North Korea, saying the country remained a threat despite its recent moves toward dismantling its nuclear program. Gen. B.B. Bell told reporters in Seoul that he welcomed Pyongyang's efforts to live up to a February commitment to shut down its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, part of a program he called "extremely provocative."
February 26, 1987 | United Press International
The U.S. Air Force will test a second unarmed cruise missile Friday in a 1,500-mile flight path across Canada's frozen northwest, officials announced Wednesday.
July 29, 1989 | From United Press International
Environmental activists sailed four ships into a test zone and hounded a nuclear submarine Friday in a tense game of cat-and-mouse on the high seas, successfully forcing the Navy to delay a Trident 2 missile launch, the Navy said. "The planned Trident 2 D-5 test missile launch was terminated today because of intentional interference from foreign-flagged ships in a designated hazardous operation area," a written statement from the Navy said.
December 8, 2006 | From the Associated Press
An "incorrect system setting" caused the shutdown of two interceptor missile launches in a failed test Thursday of the sea-based U.S. missile defense system, the military announced. One dummy enemy ballistic missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, simulating a missile attack on U.S. territory, and the second shorter-range missile was launched from a Navy aircraft and aimed at the anti-missile ship intended to stop the attack, the U.S.
May 26, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
The Defense Department's seventh test of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s troubled missile-interceptor system was postponed Tuesday because of problems with the surrogate enemy missile, the Pentagon said. The test was to have occurred at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico Tuesday morning. No date was set for another try, an official said. The Theater High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, interceptor missile failed in a test in late March, flying past its target.
A top Pentagon official is casting new doubt on the progress of the government's leading missile-defense technology, saying two recent test-flight successes haven't established how well the controversial system could handle an actual attack. The test flights, carried out after six consecutive failures, have been hailed by advocates as evidence that the Army's $15.4-billion Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system will be able to protect troops on the battlefield from missile attacks.
August 12, 1989 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
Just two months after signing an accord with the United States designed to prevent dangerous military activities, the Soviet Union is planning to test missiles on flight paths that would pass over Hawaii, U.S. officials said Friday. The United States lodged two protests this week over the proposed test flights of unarmed missiles, warning that such moves would be provocative and could endanger the safety of the islands in the event of the missiles' failure.
December 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Military officials postponed a planned missile defense test because of bad weather over Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A dummy warhead was set to be launched over the Pacific Ocean to be intercepted by a rocket. Pentagon officials said an attempt would be made tonight. The test is part of the Bush administration's plan to develop a system that can shoot down an enemy's intercontinental missiles before they reach U.S. soil.
August 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
Iran on Saturday dismissed allegations that it was providing test sites for North Korean long-range missiles designed to deliver nuclear warheads, its official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. A Bush administration official said last week that North Korea was getting around a self-imposed missile test ban by sharing technology information with Iran, which is allegedly carrying out missile tests on Pyongyang's behalf.
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