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Why North Korea's Latest Missile Test Was a Humiliating Blow to US Missile Defense

Sputnik – 02.09.2017

Russian military observer Alexander Khrolenko explains how North Korea’s testing of more and more sophisticated missile systems is putting the US’s vast array of expensive missile defense systems to shame.

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Japan seeks new US missile radar as N Korea threat grows - sources

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

Japan is worried the United States has so far declined to arm it with a powerful new radar, arguing the decision makes the US missile defence system it plans to install much less capable of countering a growing North Korean threat, three sources said. 606 more words

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World-Class Vocalist Spotlight Liv Kristine Espenæs (Stavanger, Norway) HEAVY METAL LEGEND

 Liv Kristine Espenæs became a KICK ASS METAL HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE AS A WORLD-CLASS VOCALIST and a HEAVY METAL LEGEND INDUCTEE on July 4th, 1995. 2,690 more words

US Navy Commissioned New Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115)

The commisioning ceremony was held on 29th July

(http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/07/28/uss-rafael-peralta-ddg-115-commissioning-ceremony/)

USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115) honors Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta, who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for actions during combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom. 163 more words

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He puts his bullshit hand on my shoulder while she smirks into my face. ‘You look tired,’ she says. You know me, I say, shrugging, but she doesn’t and his hand stays on my shoulder. 70 more words

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Australia receives first air warfare destroyer

HMAS Hobart (DDG-39) has been delivered to Australian Navy.

HMAS Hobart is the first Aegis-equipped ship to be delivered to Australia.

Hobart is 146.7 metres long, has a top speed of 28 knots (52km/h), a range of about 5000 nautical miles and room for more than 200 crew. 157 more words

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