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.
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