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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.

Full story here. [1]


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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/

[7] Inside the Ring: Chinese missile defense test?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/inside-the-ring-chinese-missile-defense-test.html

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

[9] US airs confidence it could down NKorean missile: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-airs-confidence-it-could-down-nkorean-missile.html

[10] Pentagon Activates Missile Defenses For North Korean Launch: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-activates-missile-defenses-for-north-korean-launch.html

[11] Japan-U.S. missile defense test fails off Hawaii: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-us-missile-defense-test-fails-off-hawaii.html

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