Pentagon chief says U.S. keeping eye on North Korea's missile programme | Reuters

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday the U.S. military was keeping a vigilant eye on North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, and was continually expanding its defenses against a possible missile attack by Pyongyang.

Carter said the United States was on track to expand the number of ground-based missile interceptors in Alaska and Hawaii to 44 from 30, but no further interceptor expansion was planned.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Eric Beech)

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Updated Date: Feb 04, 2016 07:30 AM

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