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S. Korea, U.S. seek missile defense plan against NK threats

2014/10/07 09:53

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United States are drawing up a joint contingency plan to employ Washington's missile defense (MD) system against growing threats from North Korea's ballistic missiles, a government source here said Tuesday.

Pyongyang's missile program has long been a key security concern for Northeast Asia and beyond, together with its nuclear weapons development. The two programs are seen as aimed at ultimately developing long-range nuclear missiles that can reach as far as the mainland U.S.