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March 15, 2013 6:18 PM

U.S. to add missile interceptors to counter North Korean saber-rattling

Responding to a new level of belligerence from North Korea, the United States will place more missile interceptors in Alaska to respond to a nuclear threat that’s advancing faster than anticipated, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. His announcement comes as North Korea has ratcheted up its rhetoric, threatening to attack the U.S. and taking a more aggressive tone toward South Korea. Fourteen new ground-based interceptors will be placed mostly in a reopened missile field at Fort Greely, bringing the number of U.S. interceptors in the area to 44. Hagel said the $1 billion program should be ready by 2017.

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