Military ‘bolstering’ defense of Guam against NKorea missile

February 8, 2018

The Guam Daily:

The Department of Defense is “bolstering” multi-layered capabilities to defend Guam from the threat of a missile attack by North Korea.

“We will continue bolstering them to keep pace of the threat out of North Korea,” said Secretary of Defense James Mattis, when he appeared before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Guam time. He made the statement in response to a question from Guam Del. Madeleine Bordallo.

Bordallo said while Guam appreciates the Pentagon’s deployment of the land-based missile defense system to Guam – called the terminal high altitude area defense, or THAAD, system – she asked what other layers of missile defense systems are being provided or developed in defense of the island.

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