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USA to fire RETALIATION missile against North Korea within DAYS

10 July 2017

According to the official, the test is not related to North Korea's recent intercontinental ballistic missile launch. The THAAD interceptors will launch from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska near Kodiak Island.

He said the nation overwhelmingly with the greater leverage over North Korea was China. Also, South Korea's new liberal president Moon Jae-in said he's willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid heightened animosities in the wake of the North's first intercontinental ballistic missile test-launch. Is the growing threat from North Korea enough to sway congress to continue the deployment in South Korea? "The focus is on protecting our forces both at sea and on the ground - our deployed forces in the field".

Mr Turnbull said that in terms of a missile defence shield for Australia there had been talk of the THAAD system, which is being deployed in South Korea.

"Through this drill, the South Korean and United States air forces demonstrated strong determination to thoroughly punish the enemy for its provocative acts, and showed off their capability to pulverise enemy command posts", it said.

"We're developing missile defenses", Turnbull said.

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The test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile, created to shoot down medium and intermediate range missiles, has been planned for months, Reuters reported.

Earlier this month Moscow and Beijing, in a joint statement, called on Washington to immediately halt deployment of Thaad in South Korea.

THAAD is not created to stop an ICBM - that job is left primarily to the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) interceptor system.

That led the Pentagon to upgrade its assessment of America's ability to defend against a small number of ICBMs.

USA to fire RETALIATION missile against North Korea within DAYS