In the Loop: Missile Defense


Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Missile defense team in a slump

The last three long-range interceptor tests, including one July 5, have failed

By Al Kamen  |  01:08 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pentagon, Missile Defense, Missile Defense Agency, George Little, North Korea, interceptors, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Senate may confirm new missile defense chief

There are hints of a move on the Hill to confirm a new MDA director by the end of the week.

By Al Kamen  |  05:23 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senate, Jim Syring, James Syring, Missile Defense Agency, MDA, Parick O'Reilly, Pentagon, inspector general, report, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Missile Defense Agency chief out? Not so fast

Don’t look for the Missile Defense Agency to get a new director any time soon.

By Al Kamen  |  02:32 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Missile Defense Agency, Patrick O'Reilly, James Syring, Berlin, President Obama, Obama, Multinational Ballistic Defense Conference, Partnership for Public Service, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Obama picks new Missile Defense Agency director

Fate of incumbent director Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly is unclear.

By Al Kamen  |  03:23 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Leon Panetta, Pentagon, Patrick O"Reilly, Missile Defense Agency, James D. Syring, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Missile Defense Agency awaits ‘corrective action’

A DOD inspector general report called on Army Secretary John McHugh to take action on a scathing report on MDA director’s management style.

By Al Kamen  |  12:14 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Missile Defense Agency, Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly, Leon Panetta, George Little, inspector general, George Wright, Army, John McHugh, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 07/10/2012

IG report blasts missile defense chief

The Pentagon inspector general faulted the leadership style of the head of the Missile Defense Agency.

By Al Kamen  |  01:27 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Missile Defense Agency, DOD, Pentagon, Inspector General, IG Report, Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Loop Missile Contest Winners!

The winners of the In the Loop contest to pick the best sites for a House-passed East Coast missile interceptor system are. . .

By Al Kamen  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Missile Defense, East Coast, Interceptors, House of Representatives, Iran, North Korea, Fenway Park, Nationals Park, Yankees, Snookie, Jersey Shore, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Missile-defense site: Where to put it? (A Loop contest!)

By Al Kamen  |  03:35 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John McCain, Missile Defense, Loop Contests, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Missile Defense! Where should they put the East Coast missile defense site? (A Loop Contest.)

By Al Kamen  |  03:58 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Missile Defense, East Coast, Contest, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Missile Defense: Where to put the interceptors? (A Loop Contest)

A House bill scheduled for this week calls for a missile defense site to be built on the East Coast.

By Al Kamen  |  01:18 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Missile Defense, interceptors, North Korea, Iran, House of Representatives, Defense Department, Iran, North Korea, Hollywood, Epcot, Basball Hall of Fame, Wall Street, Joint Chiefs, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil, contest, Pick the Site, Fleetwood Mac