June 02, 2017

Kim Jong Un Spurs Asian Race for Missile-Defense Systems

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Journalist: David Tweed

Kim Jong Un’s near-weekly rocket launches are spurring a push for missile-defense systems across Asia that risk sharpening divisions between China and U.S. allies in the region.

South Korea started deploying the U.S.-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in March and Japan is considering purchasing its own missile shield. Australia’s senior defense planners have also started discussing optionsfor fending off a North Korean attack. The Pentagon this week claimed success in intercepting a mock intercontinental ballistic missile.

Read the full piece on Bloomberg.


  • Patrick M. Cronin

    Former Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a former Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the ...