[Radio New Zealand] U.S. Government Sending Missile Defense System To Guam
America ‘ready to defend’ territories, allies and interests
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, April 3, 2013) – The Pentagon says it will be sending an advanced ballistic missile defense system to Guam in the coming weeks, describing the move as a precaution against North Korea’s regional ballistic missile threat.
The Defense Department is deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, THAAD, which includes a truck-mounted launcher, interceptor missiles, a AN/TPY-2 tracking radar and an integrated fire control system.
A Pentagon spokeswoman says the United States remains vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations and stands ready to defend U.S. territory, its allies, and U.S. interests.
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