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U. S. bolsters Asia ballistic missile defense

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The USS Milius, one of the U. S. Navy’s most advanced guided missile destroyers, arrived in Japan on Tuesday to reinforce defenses against any ballistic missile attacks by North Korea, or anyone else in East Asia. The warship’s arrival at Yokosuka Naval Base comes three weeks before an
The USS Milius, one of the U. S. Navy’s most advanced guided missile destroyers, arrived in Japan on Tuesday to reinforce defenses against any ballistic missile attacks by North Korea, or anyone else in East Asia.
The warship’s arrival at Yokosuka Naval Base comes three weeks before an unprecedented meeting is supposed to take place in Singapore between U. S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The show of force is a reminder of the military pressure that can be brought to bear on North Korea as the United States seeks to press it to abandon its nuclear weapons and its ballistic missile program.
The deployment of the Milius to Japan was delayed by almost a year so it could undergo upgrades to its Aegis air defense system to enhance its ability to detect and target missiles.
Armed with missiles designed to shoot down warheads in space, the Milius will be part of a naval destroyer force that would be the first U.

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