U.S. Official Touts Planned Antimissile Radar Deployment in Japan

Japanese and U.S. antimissile efforts would benefit from the anticipated transfer of a second X-band detection system to the island nation, Kyodo News quoted a high-level Defense Department insider as saying on Monday.

"The focus of this potential deployment is to enhance our ability to defend both of our countries. It's also designed to help forward deployed U.S forces and will be effective in protecting the U.S. homeland from North Korean ballistic missile threat," Principal Deputy Defense Undersecretary Kathleen Hicks stated. "The continued close cooperation on the ballistic missile defense reflects our joint commitment to the alliance and promoting peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region."

December 4, 2012
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Japanese and U.S. antimissile efforts would benefit from the anticipated transfer of a second X-band detection system to the island nation, Kyodo News quoted a high-level Defense Department insider as saying on Monday.