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Pentagon set to activate global missile defense for NKorean missile test

Posted By yihan On November 29, 2012 @ 12:35 pm In World News | Comments Disabled

Bill Gertz
The Washington Times [1]
Nov 29, 2012

The Pentagon [2] is preparing to activate global missile defenses for an expected test launch of another long-range missile by North Korea [3], U.S. defense officials said.

Intelligence agencies are closely watching a North Korean missile launch site amid signs a test-firing will take place in the next two months, U.S. officials said, echoing reports from South Korea [4] and Japan [5].

One official said the indicators from the launch site appear to be “a replay of the April launch, hopefully with the same success.”

North Korea [3]’s last Taeopodong-2 missile was test-fired April 13 in what defense officials said was a failure shortly after the first stage lifted off.

Commercial satellite images from Friday and made public by DigitalGlobe [6] revealed increased activity associated with a forthcoming missile launch at the North Korea [3]’s Dongchang-ri launch site in the northwestern part of the country.

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[1] The Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/28/inside-the-ring-north-korean-missile-launch-set/?page=all#pagebreak

[2] Pentagon: http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/pentagon/

[3] North Korea: http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/north-korea/

[4] South Korea: http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/south-korea/

[5] Japan: http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/japan/

[6] DigitalGlobe: http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/digitalglobe/

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