Pentagon Announces Plans to Deploy U.S. Advanced Ballistic Missile Defense System to Guam

by Colonel on April 3, 2013

“The Pentagon said on Wednesday it was sending an advanced ballistic missile defense system to Guam in the coming weeks, as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel cited a “real and clear” danger from North Korea.

North Korea has singled out U.S. military bases in Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific, and Hawaii among its potential targets in threats in recent weeks that have put the Korean peninsula on edge and triggered a change in the U.S. defense posture and missile defense planning.

“Some of the actions they’ve taken over the last few weeks, present a real and clear danger,” Hagel told an audience at the National Defense University. …

He said those actions had threatened the interests of South Korea and Japan, but he also cited their direct threats against Guam, Hawaii and West Coast of the United States.

” — (Reporting by Phil Stewart and David Alexander; Editing by Sandra Maler), Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters

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