Senior Pentagon and military officials this week outlined the growing array of missile threats facing the United States, China, Russia and other states, including maneuvering hypersonic weapons. John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, told a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing that the threat posed by advanced missiles is increasing.
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A false alarm led to Syrian air defense missiles being fired overnight and no new attack on Syria took place, Syrian state media and a military commander said on Tuesday.
Syrian and Hezbollah media had previously said Syria had thwarted missile attacks on two airfields.
The incident underscored fears of a further escalation in the Syrian conflict after a U.S., British and French attack on Syrian targets on Saturday and an air strike on an air base the previous week that...
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Syrian anti-aircraft defenses shot down missiles fired at airbases Syria's state television and pro-Iranian Hezbollah media said.
State television showed pictures of a missile that was shot in the air above the air base only days after a U.S., British and French attack on Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on the city of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus.
A Pentagon spokesman said there was no U.S. military activity in that area at this...