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A couple converted a Kansas nuclear missile silo into a bizarre 18,000-square-foot castle, and now it’s on the market for $3.2 million — s...

The Pedens spent 33 years renovating the property, decorating it like a castle, and erecting two watch towers.
The Dongfeng-41, a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile, displayed at a military parade in Beijing on October 1, 2019.

China used a massive military parade to unveil a supersonic, nuclear-capable missile that could get around the US missile-defense system

The Dongfeng-41 is believed to have a range of 9,320 miles, according to US defense analysts, and be able to travel at 25 times the speed of sound.
A US Army crew chief in the side door of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as it prepare to land in Guyana, March 8, 2012.

The Army’s Black Hawk helicopters are testing a new laser system to fend off heat-seeking missiles

The Army is testing lightweight laser missile-defense systems for its Black Hawks to help defend against heat-seeking, surface-to-air missiles.
An unidentified short-range ballistic missile.

North Korea is not only firing off new missiles — it may also be learning to launch them faster

Experts have suggested that the weapons North Korea has been testing this year could be the key to a first strike, one that could evade defenses.
Israeli soldiers stand in front of the launcher of an Iron Dome missile interceptor battery in the southern Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon.

US to buy Israeli missile defenses in humiliating admission about failure of US systems

Israel's Iron Dome took a $429 million investment from the US in 2014, and since has intercepted hundreds, if not thousands, of incoming projectiles.
An FIM-92 Stinger missile is fired from an Army Avenger vehicle at the Eglin Air Force Base range, April 20, 2017.

The US Army is gearing up for a potential fight with Russia, and it just put a crucial defensive weapon back in Europe permanently

The Army shed its air-defense units 15 years ago. Now with concerns about a great-power fight growing, it's bringing them back.
(From L to R, first row) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May attend the opening ceremony at the 2018 NATO Summit at NATO headquarters on July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. Leaders from NATO member and partner states are meeting for a two-day summit, which is being overshadowed by strong demands by U.S. President Trump for most NATO member countries to spend more on defense

Trump says he’ll scrap a Cold War-era missile deal with Russia, which could throw ‘another hand grenade’ into NATO

Opponents have argued that Russian violations, and Chinese deployments, have made the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty more of a burden than a benefit. But scrapping it now could further strain relations between Trump and the US's European partners.
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter stands between President Donald Trump and Kid Rock prior to the signing of the "Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, October 11, 2018.

Trump just met with a classic-rock legend and a missile-defense expert — and it was the same guy

One of the many musicians on hand for President Trump's signing of a music-copyright law on Thursday was Jeff Baxter, a guitarist with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers who has carved out a second career as a missile-defense expert.

The US Air Force is ordering new satellites to harden defenses against Russian and Chinese missile threats

The US Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a nearly $3 billion contract for new and survivable early warning satellites to bolster the first line of defense against Russian and Chinese missile threats and emerging counterspace capabilities.

The US’s nuclear commander says the only way to defend the US from new Russian and Chinese missiles lies in space

The key to defending the US homeland against Russian and Chinese missile threats, as well as emerging threats from countries like North Korea and Iran, lies in space, according to the head of the US's nuclear forces.