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  Obama casts doubt on N. Korea missiles  Barack Obama has said he doesn't believe North Korea can fit a nuclear warhead on a missile, casting strong doubt on an alarming assessment U.S.: N. Korea could test fire at any time  The Obama administration calculates it's likely North Korea may test fire mobile ballistic missiles at any time, based on the most recent in... U.S. to beef up missile defense against North Korea
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Russia 'violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty', says US  Russia has violated a key arms control treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, the US government says   U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane
US may hold fire on 'non-threatening' N Korea missiles  Secretary Ash Carter has said the US would not necessarily shoot down a North Korean missile, if it was not threatening Iran: US imposes new sanctions over missile test

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  The US has imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals over a recent ballistic missile test

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  A passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled part of Ukraine, spurring accusations from Ukrainian officials that terrorists shot it down

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  U.S. will deploy additional ground-based missile interceptors on the West Coast as part of efforts to enhance the ability to defend itself from attack

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Nov.28   U.S. fears Iran has long-range missile  The United States believes that North Korea is supplying Iran with long-range missiles May.18 Top U.S. officials urge START ratification  .S. officials: The proposed U.S.-Russia Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty will enhance U.S. security and diplomatic credibility Apr.27   Hezbollah 'has improved missiles' - US   Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns that Hezbollah now has more arms than most governments and accused Syria and Iran of supplying

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Dec.29 US rejects Russian shield concerns  The State Department has rejected fresh concerns raised by Moscow about its planned missile defence system Dec.18 U.S. test to simulate Iran missile attack  The Missile Defense Agency will practice protecting the U.S. from an attack in an exercise using the agency's newest missile-killing technol... Sep.20   Obama rejects Russia missile link  The US president says his decision to shelve a missile defence plan was not dictated by Russian opposition Sep.16   US cut missile defence plan
  The US will abandon its plan to develop a missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic because Iran's missile program was less advanced
 Obama said there would be a 'proven, cost-effective' system using land- and sea-based interceptors against Iran's short- and medium-range missile threat
May.6 Time short to stop Iran, investigator says  U.S. Senate: New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau: the Islamic republic is 'deadly serious' about developing nuclear weapons and long-range missi... Apr.2 U.S. to North Korea: Don't launch rocket  The State Department sent a blunt, public message to North Korea: Don't launch your rocket but avoiding suggestion that it would try to dis... Feb.17 Clinton warns against N. Korean missile. Japan

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Jul.29 U.S. gives Israel missile detecting system
Jul.10 U.S. source disputes Iran missile tests  Senior U.S. military source: Iran launched only one missile on Thursday, not a new full round of tests Jul.8 US criticises 'bellicose' Russia

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Nov.21 U.S. submits missile defense plans  The United States submitted a proposal to Russia for cooperation on missile defense in eastern Europe, seeking to defuse the issue

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Jun.19 US warns N Korea off missile test
  Senior US officials have urged N. Korea to abandon any plan to test-launch a long-range missile

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Dec.22 Missiles ready to defend Washington  Surface-to-air missiles were being deployed and air travelers encountered more delays Feb.12   CIA: North Korea missile could reach U.S.
  CIA Director George Tenet: North Korea has an untested ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States

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Dec.17   Bush gives go-ahead to missile defence
  President has ordered the United States military to begin deploying a national missile defence system by 2004

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Dec.13 US withdraws from ABM treaty
  Bush has officially announced withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty with Russia

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