US and South Korean troops will stage an annual joint exercise next month to improve their combat-readiness, military authorities said Monday amid high cross-border tensions.
U.S. President Barack Obama should drop his “strategic patience” policy on North Korea, which has only raised the possibility of more nuclear tests and weapons proliferation by the communist nation, a former senior U.S. official said Friday.
U.S.-Russian relations are stalling. While U.S. officials hailed progress on eased visa rules and child adoptions as a highlight of bilateral relations, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov labeled missile defense as the greatest “irritant” and “key issue” to define U.S.-Russian talks in Washington last week. Russia has again stalled the “reset” and passed on an opportunity to move relations beyond security issues and historical confrontation.
A top German defense official has told the Pentagon that eliminating or trimming Washington’s financial contribution to a missile defense program it is developing with Berlin and Rome “is not an option.”
Northrop Grumman, U.S. Army Complete First Open Architecture Review for Major Army Program AcquisitionJuly 19, 2011
The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation have successfully completed an architecture review of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). IBCS is the first major Army acquisition to proactively incorporate the evaluation as part of the procurement. The review assesses the impact of software architecture decisions on program requirements and business goals.