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Can US defend itself against North Korea missiles? Everyone doesn't agree

US defences could be overwhelmed unless they keep pace with the threat: Experts


Not everybody asserts as confidently as the Pentagon that the US military can defend the United States from the growing threat posed by North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile capability. Pyongyang's first test on Tuesday of an ICBM with a potential to strike the state of Alaska has raised the question: How capable is the US military of knocking down an incoming missile or barrage of missiles? Briefing reporters on Wednesday, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said: "We do have confidence in our ability to defend against the limited threat, the ...

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First Published: Thu, July 06 2017. 14:08 IST