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Japan mulls stronger missile defenses against N. Korea - 09/18/2013
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Japan's Defense Ministry is considering strengthening its missile defense system to counter the threat posed by North Korea's long-range ballistic missile development program, a major Japanese business daily reported Tuesday. Specifically, the ministry will study the possibility of introducing a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, the Nikkei Shimbun said, adding that the ministry earmarked funds for the study in its budget request for the fiscal year starting in April 2014. THAAD systems, which are used by the US military, are designed to intercept enemy missiles immediately after they re-enter the atmosphere. Read more



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