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US to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan by 2017

Published: 04.06.14, 07:44 / Israel News

The US will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday.


Speaking to at a news conference following a meeting with Japan Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, Hagel said they discussed the threat posed by Pyongyang. He said the two ships are in response to North Korea's "pattern of provocative and destabilizing actions" that violate UN resolutions and also will provide more protection to the US from those threats. (AP)


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