MEADS International has recently announced their new executives. The new President of MEADS is David Begaini, he was the Chief Engineer for MEADS in 2007. Volker Wiedemann is the New Vice-President, and the new Chief Operating Officer. Wiedemann was in charge of implementing the requirements of the MEADS System, and its 6 elements. MEADS is the system that will replace the Patriot in the United States, and the Nike Hercules in Italy.
As a U.S. Politician traveled to North Korea to tell them to “calm down”, a report by a Newspaper said that North Korea is preparing for a third Nuclear Test. U.S. Intelligence agencies believe that it could be testing these weapons in order to gain leverage in International Talks it is seeking. Furthermore, this could be a way for the North to get aid for its bad economy. In addition, the South said it has been monitoring the North, and no activity exists.
The New START Treaty is one of the last things on the agenda during Congress lame-duck session. The New START was signed in Prague back in April, however needs 67 votes for approval. This treaty will reduce Nuclear Arms between Russia and the United States to 1,550.