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Japan warns that North Korea may fire missile at U.S. on Independence Day

Posted By admin On June 19, 2009 @ 4:28 am In World News | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
Friday, June 19, 2009

North Korea may launch a long-range ballistic missile towards Hawaii on American Independence Day, according to Japanese intelligence officials.

The missile, believed to be a Taepodong-2 with a range of up to 4,000 miles, would be launched in early July from the Dongchang-ni site on the north-western coast of the secretive country.

Intelligence analysts do not believe the device would be capable of hitting Hawaii’s main islands, which are 4,500 miles from North Korea.

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It was announced today that the U.S. has deployed anti-missile defences around Hawaii in response to the threat.

North Korea test-fired a similar long-range missile on July 4 three years ago, but it failed seconds after liftoff.

U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates said the additional defences around Hawaii consist of a ground-based mobile missile system and a radar system nearby.

Together they could shoot an incoming missile in mid air.

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[4] South Korea warns North not to test-fire missiles: http://www.prisonplanet.com/south-korea-warns-north-not-to-test-fire-missiles.html

[5] North Korea set to conduct intermediate-range missile test: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-set-to-conduct-intermediate-range-missile-test.html

[6] Japan Prepared To Shoot Down N Korea Missile: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-prepared-to-shoot-down-n-korea-missile.html

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