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Ashton Carter: US Committed to APAC Security Network

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. is fully committed to Asia-Pacific countries’ political, economic and military ties that work to build on the region’s security network, DoD News reported Saturday. Karen Parrish writes Carter spoke at the 15th annual International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that was attended …

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Army Gen. Vincent Brooks Becomes US Forces Korea Commander

U.S. Army Gen. Vincent Brooks officially took the post of commander of U.S. Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command in a ceremony held Saturday at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Defense Department said Brooks succeeded Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who will serve as commander of the U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commanderat NATO. Brooks was nominated to the …

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Ashton Carter: US to Deploy THAAD Weapon System for Defense in South Korea

Defense Department Secretary Ashton Carter has said at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York that the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea will push through, Reuters reported Friday. David Brunnstrom writes Carter added that China, which has raised concerns over the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense deployment, should …

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Report: South Korea Talks Potential THAAD System Deployment with Pentagon

The Defense Department and South Korea have begun talks to consider potential deployment of a U.S.-made anti-ballistic missile system as part of security efforts on the Korean peninsula, Yonhap News reported Wednesday. Chang Jae-soon writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told House Armed Services Committee members during a hearing Tuesday that DoD and …

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Reuters: US, S. Korea Discuss Possible Response to N. Korea Nuclear Test

President Barack Obama has spoken to South Korean President Park Geun-hye about options for responding to North Korea’s fourth rogue nuclear test, Reuters reported Thursday. South Korea is considering deployment of U.S.-built strategic weapons after North Korea declared it has performed an underground test of a hydrogen bomb, according to the report by Ju-Min Park and Se …

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Army, iRobot Partner to Build Robotic CBRNE Threat Detector

IRobot has helped the U.S. Army‘s Research, Development and Engineering Command develop an unmanned ground vehicle system that works to assess chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive weapons. The system is derived from iRobot’s PackBot 510 technology and employs a sensor designed for CBRNE threat detection, according to an article published Friday on …

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