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James Mattis: Defense Funding Increase to Support Military Readiness, Address Budget Shortfall

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said additional defense funds under the fiscal 2017 omnibus spending bill would support efforts to rebuild military readiness and address budget shortfalls facing the Defense Department, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Mattis noted that the defense spending boost will aid the campaign against the Islamic State militant group and support ongoing …

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Report: South Korea Provides Land for US THAAD Deployment

South Korea has granted 30 hectares of land to the U.S. Forces Korea for the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, United Press International reported Thursday. Elizabeth Shim writes THAAD will be established on a golf course owned by the family-run conglomerate Lotte in Seongju County in South Korea’s North Gyeongsang Province. South Korea’s foreign …

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Reports: Trump Proposes $1.1T Federal Budget for FY 2018, Requests $30B in FY 2017 Supplemental Military Funds

President Donald Trump has proposed to Congress a $1.1 trillion budget for fiscal year 2018 and requested $30 billion in supplemental military funds for FY 2017, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes the White House’s FY 2018 budget plan would provide the Defense Department with $639 billion, which includes $574 billion for DoD’s base …

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Report: THAAD Deployment in South Korea to Occur in 8-10 Months

The deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system to South Korea will occur within eight-to-10 months, Reuters reported Friday. U.S. Forces Korea Commander Brooks told South Korea’s Yonhap news agency that the U.S. looks to rotate strategic weaponry in the Korean peninsula to deter North Korean threats, Christine Kim and Ju-min Park wrote …

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MDA Completes Ground Test of Ballistic Missile Defense System

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Pacific Command and the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense have conducted a ground test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. MDA said Monday the 12-day test dubbed GTD-06 Part 2 involved simulated threat scenarios to assess how BMDS will react during an actual attack. GTD-06 …

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US, South Korea to Deploy THAAD Missile Defense System on Peninsula

The U.S. and South Korea have made an alliance decision to deploy a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system on the Korean Peninsula amid North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The Defense Department said Thursday U.S. and South Korea have engaged in consultations since February to discuss the feasibility of using THAAD to protect South …

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