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Plans for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missiles on America’s West Coast

US seeking new missile defence sites on West Coast as North Korea nuclear attack fears grow, congressmen say Pressure grows on government to respond to increasing likelihood Kim Jong-Un regime has missiles that could hit mainland America, Independent Mike Stone 3 Dec 17 The US agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defences, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea’s missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.

West Coast defences would likely include Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missiles, similar to those deployed in South Korea to protect against a potential North Korean attack.

The accelerated pace of North Korea’s ballistic missile testing programme in 2017 and the likelihood the North Korean military could hit the US mainland with a nuclear payload in the next few years has raised the pressure on the United States government to build-up missile defences…….. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-missile-defence-west-coast-north-korea-nuclear-pentagon-attack-trump-kim-jong-un-congressmen-a8089251.html 

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December 4, 2017 - Posted by | USA, weapons and war

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