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[Radio New Zealand] U.S. Government Sending Missile Defense System To Guam

America ‘ready to defend’ territories, allies and interests

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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.

Radio New Zealand International: www.rnzi.com
Copyright © 2013 RNZI. All Rights Reserved

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