Chuck Hagel: US Wants New Missile Interceptors To Counter North Korea

Chuck Hagel
Chuck Hagel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday the U.S. will add 14 new anti-missile interceptors in Alaska in response to North Korea’s recent threats of a nuclear attack against the U.S., Reuters reports.

Phil Stewart and David Alexander report the Defense Department is also open to building a new East Coast-based missile interceptor site, intended to strike down incoming missiles.

If approved by Congress, Reuters reports the 14 additional interceptors would cost around $1 billion.

Stewart and Alexander report that some reports and analysts believe that North Korea’s recent nuclear tests and rocket launch are aimed at developing technology for an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Hagel added that North Korea displayed a possible road-mobile ICBM last April, according to Reuters.

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