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US, Japan, South Korea Agree to Exchange Nuclear Threat Intelligence

Nuclear explosionThe U.S. Defense Department has signed an agreement with its South Korean and Japanese counterparts to share information regarding North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.

The trilateral pact calls for a voluntary exchange of classified intelligence among the countries’ defense personnel, the Pentagon said Dec. 28.

Japan and South Korea also agreed to manage information shared with the Pentagon in accordance with existing U.S.-Japan and U.S.-South Korea military information security agreements.

The parties will exchange data through electronic, visual or written communications in order for them to prepare response to nuclear provocations from North Korea as well as contingency plans.

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