Basescu: We are interested in redefining NATO-Russian Federation relation

Agerpres

President Traian Basescu on Tuesday said that Romania had eight priorities concerning the forthcoming NATO Summit taking place this September, one of these envisaging the redefinition of the relation between the Alliance and the Russian Federation. ‘The first and utmost […]

Should passenger jets have missile defense systems?

Nancy Scola

When a plane like Malaysia Airline Flight 17 is suddenly dropped from the sky by a missile attack launched from a vehicle no larger than a tank, the temptation is to look for the technology that will protect airline passengers from such threats. So should we be equipping commercial passenger planes with missile defense systems?

Senator plans to ask FAA for missile defense systems on commercial airliners

The Washington Post

In the wake of the destruction of a Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down over eastern Ukraine, a United States senator says commercial aircraft should come with active defenses. Sen. Mark Kirk (R.-Ill.) says he will petition the Federal Aviation Administration […]