Citing an increased threat in North Korea and Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the United States now plans to purchase 14 additional Ground-based Interceptors and eliminate a developmental missile defense system that the U.S. had planned to deploy in Europe. The Pentagon also will deploy a second TPY-2 radar in Japan and begin conducting environmental impact studies for a third Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system site in the continental U.S. to counter the threat. The ...

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