US to set up missile interceptors as North Korean threat escalates

376abreaking news US to set up missile interceptors as North Korean threat escalates

Sec. Hagel, who joined President Barack Obama’s official cabinetearlier this year, said the interceptors will go up along the USWest Coast as a precautionary measure while the threat of anassault from North Korea continues to climb.“The United States stands firm against aggression,” Sec.Hagel said during a Friday afternoon press conference.Announcing the decision during the briefing, Hagel said thedecision will ensure that America “Maintains out commitment toour allies.”Earlier in the week, James Miller, defense undersecretary forpolicy, told reporters that that the Pentagon has the ability todeploy up to 14 additional missile interceptors “if needed,”but declined to say any plans had been set in stone. On Friday,however, Sec. Hagel and other Defense Department top-brassconfirmed that the US would be installing the interceptors, citinga growing threat from both North Korean and Iran.The 14 interceptors will accompany 30 already in place atVandenberg Air Force Base, California and Fort Greely, Alaska, andadditionally the Pentagon says it plans to deploy a radar trackingstation in Japan.

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