According to reports, the Pentagon is evaluating locations on the west coast to look for places to install new anti-missile defenses, amid the growing threat of a nuclear North Korea.
Rep. Mike Rogers Michael (Mike) Dennis Rogers Why is the Military Space Corps still not dead? Chief of the NSA: "Not the best time" for the defenders of the US-Russia Cyber Space Corps: "The time to study is over & # 39; MORE (R-Ala.) Told Reuters on Saturday that the Missile Defense Agency hoped to install additional defenses, including anti-ballistic missiles from the Area High Altitude Area (THAAD), on West Coast sites.
The possibility is being considered shortly after Korea North will claim that it successfully launched a missile capable of reaching the entire continental United States.
THAAD is designed to shoot down short, medium and intermediate ballistic missiles using radar to detect an incoming threat.
funds for the system are not in the defense budget plan for 2018. Rep. Adam Smith David (Adam) Adam SmithAlthough the guarantees, only Trump stands between peace and nuclear war The house approves the approval Medical measure of the defense measure The Republican president "increasingly" concerned about using the previous warrant MORE (D-Wash.) He told Reuters that the sites where the technology would be installed have yet to be determined.
North Korea claimed to have carried out a successful missile test last week, two months after its most recent launch attempt.  It was the third trial of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) in the country, but the first of what North Korea calls its Hwasong-15 missile.
It is said that the missile has flown almost 2,800 miles high and by a distance of more than 600 miles. The experts indicated that, according to experts, the typical trajectory of the missiles is that the missile can travel a distance of more than 8,000 miles, enough to attack anywhere in the United States.
South Korea installed a THAAD system in September as a defense mechanism against possible launches of missiles from North Korea.