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An F-35B begins its short takeoff from the USS America with an external weapons load.

The F-35 could intercept a North Korean missile launch — but it could bring an all-out war

"Very simple — what we're trying to do is shoot [air-to-air missiles] off F-35s in the first 300 seconds it takes for the missile to go up in the air."
Member of a special force loyal to the Houthi rebels holds an RPG launcher as he rides atop a vehicle during a military parade in Sanaa

US missile defenses fired 5 shots at an incoming target — and it looks as if they all missed

A missile expert told The New York Times: "You shoot five times at this missile and they all miss? ... That's shocking because this system is supposed to work."
Russian S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems during the Victory Day parade, marking the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, at Red Square in Moscow, May 9, 2016.

Turkey has completed its purchase of Russia’s advanced missile system, and relations with NATO are still tense

Turkey has wrapped up its purchase of Russia's S-400 missile-defense system and says it wants to keep working with NATO, but the West seems wary.

This is the advanced missile-defense system Russia is selling to US allies

India is the third US ally to agree to purchase the S-400 from Russia since September.

Here’s how easy it is for the US president to launch a nuclear weapon

The process that the US government has to go through to fire a nuke is an intricate process but it can happen in only a few minutes.

Trump wants $4 billion for extra missile defenses in what could be the biggest bluff of all time

Trump asked Congress for an additional $4 billion in defense funding to "detect, defeat, and defend against any North Korean" missile attacks.

Putin himself just test-launched a nuclear-capable missile designed to beat US defenses

Putin himself launched missiles with "advanced ballistic missile warheads" that the US has essentially no chance of defending against.
USS Mitscher launches an SM-2 missile to intercept a simulated enemy missile during Exercise Formidable Shield.

PHOTOS: NATO navies hold massive missile defence drill in Scotland as tensions with North Korea continue to mount

Eight NATO powers joined forces to take part in Exercise Formidable Shield.
The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system launches during a flight test from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Trump may be dangerously overconfident in US missile defenses against North Korea

President Donald Trump said that "we have missiles that can knock out a missile in the air 97% of the time," but he may be dangerously overconfident.
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor during a successful intercept test.

The US approves $15 billion sale of THAAD air-defense systems to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia also agreed to purchase Russia's S-400 air defense system on Thursday.