Archive for the ‘Missile defence’ Category

By: JewishNewsOne

Thousands of IDF reservists were called up as Operation Pillar of Defense began. They left their jobs and families for one purpose — to defend their homes.

By: idfnadesk



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On Sunday, the USS Higgins hauled up its anchor and sailed out of Haifa Port where it had docked for a short visit.
An Arleigh Burke class destroyer – one of the largest and most powerful naval vessels built in the United States – the Higgins is one of 18 American ships with an Aegis interceptor system, capable of destroying enemy ballistic missiles above the atmosphere.
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Eight years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the U.S. is still in “terrible shape” in the fight against terrorism, former CIA counterterrorism expert Michael Scheuer tells Newsmax.
Scheuer also said President Barack Obama “doesn’t have a clue” about the realities of world terrorism.
Scheuer, whose latest book is “Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq,” spent several years as head of the CIA’s Osama bin Laden unit.

“We are taking these preventative measures as a security guarantee against faulty launches of the missiles and to guarantee that fragments of these missiles never fall on Russian territory,” he said. “We are concerned by the fact that the site in North Korea where it carries out its nuclear tests is located quite close to the Russian border.”

Read more here: timesonline

According to the Warsaw newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, Washington plans to scrap its plans to deploy anti-missile bases in Poland and the Czech Republic for defense against attacks from Iran. In deference to adamant opposition from Moscow, the Obama administration is looking at alternatives including Israel and Turkey.

Read more here:DEBKAfile