December 3, 1998 |
U.S. spy satellites detected preliminary North Korean preparations for another missile test-launch, and Washington warned that further missile tests would hamper ties between the nations. "The United States does view the North Korean missile program as a serious threat to the region," State Department spokesman James P. Rubin said. The North Koreans have been moving parts of their new Taepo Dong-1 missile to a launch pad since about Nov. 20, according to U.S. spy satellites.
March 27, 2003 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.
March 8, 2003 |
North Korea may be preparing to test its second missile in two weeks, Pentagon officials said Friday, citing a warning by the nation's leadership for ships to stay out of one area of the Sea of Japan between today and Tuesday. North Korea's notice to mariners is almost identical to one announced before a test of a land-to-ship missile late last month, said Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Davis, a Defense Department spokesman. That test-firing was the first in three years.
December 8, 2006 |
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.
September 10, 2006 |
U.S. military intelligence has determined that a video released by the Iranian government purporting to show a test of a new submarine missile is bogus, three Pentagon officials confirmed. The Iranians released the video Aug. 27, one of a series of steps the Tehran government has taken in recent months to display its military potency in the midst of a confrontation with the United States and other Western nations over its nuclear ambitions.
May 26, 1999 |
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.
August 24, 1999 |
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.