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U.S. To Include South Korea In Global Interceptor Missile System: Pentagon Chief

Russian Information Agency Novosti
October 25, 2012

US to Include S. Korea in its Global Missile Shield – Panetta

WASHINGTON: The United States will continue expanding its global missile shield in Asia, including in South Korea, to counter a possible missile threat from North Korea, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said.

“First of all, with regards to any provocations from the North, I think it’s very clear that South Korea and the United States have a strong cooperative relationship and that, when those provocations occur, that we will work together to determine what kind of response should be provided if necessary,” Panetta said after a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Kim Kwan Jin.

The top US defense official said he already agreed with his colleague that both the United States and South Korea will be watching closely after the developments in North Korea.

“With regards to future missile defense, that’s an area that we continue to discuss in order to make sure that we have all of the defenses necessary to deal with the missile threat coming from North Korea, and whatever steps are necessary to try to make sure that we’re prepared for that,” he said.

“We just deployed, or we just talked about deploying a TPY-2 radar system to Japan specifically in order to protect against that kind of missile threat, and we will continue to work with our friends in the region to further develop that kind of capability,” Panetta added.

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  1. rosemerry
    October 25, 2012 at 5:24 am

    The treatment of Japan and South Korea by the USA, which now claims “friendship” and pretends that North Korea is a threat, just continues the refusal of the USA to countenance peace and cooperation in the world.

    • richardrozoff
      October 25, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      And Japan and South Korea have been elevated by NATO from the category of Contact Countries to Partners Across the Globe along with Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, with more to come.
      The North Atlantic global military axis…

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