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  First guided missiles used in Korea

Japan to mull ability to hit enemy bases in defense review

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan should beef up its military's ability to deter and counter missile attacks, including the possible acquisition of the ability to hit enemy bases, the Defence Ministry said, but officials denied this would be used for pre-emptive strikes. Full story

Missile maker Raytheon raises full-year outlook

Raytheon Co., the maker of the Patriot missile, said Thursday that its second-quarter net income rose nearly 4 percent on higher demand for its weapons. The defense contractor also raised its outlook for the year. Full story

Lockheed Martin 2Q withstands budget cuts

Lockheed Martin raised its profit guidance for the year after posting a higher-then-expected second-quarter profit because of strong sales of missile defense systems, and because it settled a dispute over a canceled project to build the new presidential helicopter. Full story

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Pentagon wants more regular testing after failed missile test

‘Missile equipment’ found on seized North Korean ship, says Panama

NYT: Israel carried out airstrike in Syria, US says

Battery problem eyed as cause of U.S. missile defense failure: source

Lawmakers urge re-test of missile defense system

Syria naval base blast points to Israeli raid

Key U.S. missile interceptor test fails, Pentagon says

Safety investigators stand by cause of TWA Flight 800 crash

Exclusive: Iran importing missile-grade ore from Germany, France

Russia says U.S. missile defense a big barrier to nuclear cuts

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  Weapons traveling to North Korea intercepted

A ship stocked with weapons and missiles was intercepted near the Panama Canal traveling from Cuba to North Korea.

  New film questions TWA 800 explosion

A former NTSB investigator has joined an independent filmmaker and others in petitioning the NTSB to reexamine what brought down TWA flight 800 nearly 17 years ago. At the time, investigators concluded an explosion inside the plane’s fuel tank caused the crash, but now there are allegations that the

  Remembering JFK’s fight to break up US, Soviet Union tensions

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book, “To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace.”

  Syrian conflict rages in Golan Heights

Missiles from Syria landed in Israel amid fighting between rebels and Syrian forces. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Assad: We Received Russian Missiles

WNBC's Jonathan Dienst reports there have now been 3 letters laced with ricin sent to political leaders; and John Batchelor of the John Batchelor Show discusses the advanced Russian air defense missiles that were reportedly delivered to Syria.

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A police officer stands next to a military missile control center from the seized North Korean-flagged ship Chong Chon Gang, at the Manzanillo Container Terminal in Colon
A police officer stands next to a military missile control center from the seized North Korean-flagged ship Chong Chon Gang, at the Manzanillo Container Terminal in Colon

A police officer stands next to a military missile control center from the seized North Korean-flagged ship Chong Chon Gang, at the Manzanillo Container Terminal in Colon, Panama City July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

North Korean missiles mounted on trucks are seen during a parade in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War
North Korean missiles mounted on trucks are seen during a parade in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War

North Korean missiles mounted on trucks are seen during a parade in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, in this July 27, 2013 photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency . REUTERS/KCNA