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Robert Burns

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Recent articles by Robert:

Pentagon cancels Boeing’s billion-dollar missile defense project

The Pentagon is considering whether it needs to start over with designing a defense against intercontinental-range ballistic missiles and is pulling the plug on contract as it weighs new approaches. → Read More

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

The test off the coast of California on Sunday marked the resumption of an arms competition that some analysts worry could increase U.S.-Russian tensions. → Read More

$300K Palmetto Cash 5 ticket sold in Cherokee Co.

A $300,000 winning lottery ticket was sold Saturday in Cherokee County! → Read More

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month. The test off the coast of California on Sunday marks the resumption of an arms competition that some analysts worry could increase U.S.-Russian tensions. The Trump administration says it remains… → Read More

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said. The test off the coast of California on Sunday marked the resumption of an arms competition that some analysts worry could increase U. S. -Russian tensions. → Read More

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the ... → Read More

Hong Kong protests don’t concern Trump

WASHINGTON — Rather than speak up strongly for the Hong Kong protesters, President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested the answer to their complaints of Chinese oppression is simply for Beijing’s “great leader,” Xi Jinping, to meet with them and... → Read More

Trump's stance on Hong Kong shows his focus on China trade

WASHINGTON - Rather than speak up strongly for the Hong Kong protesters, President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested the answer to their complaints of Chinese oppression is simply for Beijing's "great leader," Xi Jinping, to meet with them and peacefully sort out the unrest that has been decades in the making. Trump's comments were a far cry from the tougher stances taken by some fellow… → Read More

US to test new missile as arms treaty with Russia ends

With the scrapping of a landmark arms control agreement Friday, the U.S. announced plans to test a new missile amid growing concerns about emerging threats and new weapons. U.S. officials said they are no longer hamstrung and could now develop weapons systems previously banned under the Intermediate-range → Read More

U.S. says it will test new missile now that arms treaty with Russia is done

U.S. officials said they are no longer hamstrung and could now develop weapons systems previously banned under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia. → Read More

US and Russia end missile treaty as new threats emerge

WASHINGTON — A landmark arms control treaty between the U.S. and Russia expired Friday after months in which neither side made serious efforts to pre → Read More

US to test new missile as arms treaty with Russia ends

WASHINGTON (AP) " With the scrapping of a landmark arms control agreement Friday, the U.S. announced plans to test a new missile amid growing concerns about emerging threats and new weapons.U.S. officials said they are no longer hamstrung and could now develop weapons systems previously banned under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia, a Cold War-era agreement that both… → Read More

US officials: Iran test-launched a medium-range missile

WASHINGTON - Iran test-launched a medium-range ballistic missile inside its borders, U.S. officials said Friday, defying Trump administration demands that it curtail the weapon program and demonstrating its intent to further push back against U.S. sanctions. The test came amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West, mainly over the safety of commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf and the… → Read More

US officials: Iran test-launched a medium-range missile

Iran test-launched a medium-range ballistic missile inside its borders, U.S. officials said Friday, defying Trump administration demands that it curtail the weapon program and demonstrating its intent to further push back against U.S. sanctions. The test came amid heightened tensions between Iran and → Read More

US officials: Iran test-launched a medium-range missile

WASHINGTON (AP) " Iran test-launched a medium-range ballistic missile inside its borders, U.S. officials said Friday, defying Trump administration demands that it curtail the weapon program and demonstrating its intent to further push back against U.S. sanctions.The test came amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West, mainly regarding the safety of commercial shipping in the Persian… → Read More

US officials: Iran test-launched a medium-range missile

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say Iran test-launched a medium-range ballistic missile, continuing a program criticized by the U.S. and other nations. The test was conducted on Wednesday within Iran's borders and posed no threat to U.S. forces, the officials said Friday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information. The test comes amid heightened tensions between… → Read More

Pair of Nike’s ‘Moon Shoes’ sold for record $437,500

Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman designed the waffle-soled running shoes for the 1972 Olympic Trials, creating the sole by melting rubber on his wife’s waffle iron. → Read More

Esper is sworn in as defense secretary

WASHINGTON — It took seven months, but President Donald Trump on Tuesday finally got a Senate-confirmed secretary of defense to succeed Jim Mattis.Mark Esper, an Army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist, won Senate confirmation by a vote of... → Read More

Goose rescued after being stuck in car grille

Two Papa John’s employees faced an unusual situation in Burlington, Vermont, Saturday: a Canada goose stuck in their delivery driver’s car grille. → Read More

Senate confirms Army veteran Mark Esper secretary of defense

WASHINGTON — It took seven months, but President Donald Trump finally has a Senate-confirmed secretary of defense. Mark Esper, an Army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist, won Senate confirmation Tuesday by a vote of 90-8. He was to be officially sworn in by the end of the day, ending the longest period the Pentagon has gone without a confirmed leader in its history.North Carolina's… → Read More