April 3 Photo Brief: Chuck Hagel, controversial kangaroo cull, International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Chuck Hagel on challenges facing the Department of Defense, controversial kangaroo cull, International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action falls on April 4 and more in today’s daily brief. Warning: Photos may depict death or injury.
Pentagon sends missile defenses to Guam over North Korea threat
Reuters, 2:59 p.m. EDT, April 3, 2013
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Wednesday it was sending an advanced ballistic missile defense system to Guam in the coming weeks, as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel cited a “real and clear” danger from North Korea.
North Korea has singled out U.S. military bases in Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific, and Hawaii among its potential targets in threats in recent weeks that have put the Korean peninsula on edge and triggered a change in the U.S. defense posture and missile defense planning.
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