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>> My first duty is the defense of our country.>> US president Donald Trump unveiled a new missile defense strategy on Thursday, that singles out North Korea as a major threat, even as Trump tries to strike a nuclear deal with Kim Jong-un. The Missile Defense Review, a sweeping look at efforts that shield the US from missile attack.
Said quote, while a possible new avenue to peace now exists with North Korea, it continues to pose an extraordinary threat, and the United States must remain vigilant. The warning comes months after Trump said the missile and nuclear threats from Pyongyang had been eliminated. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.
>> North Korea's missiles remain a significant concern. To our competitors, we see what you are doing, and we're taking action.>> Trump kept his focus on the strategy's technical upgrades. The plan includes additional ground based interceptors at Fort Greely in Alaska, and an expansion of space based defense mechanisms.
The missile reviews says space sensors would aim to help to get early warning and tracking of missiles when they're launched.>> Our strategy is grounded in one overriding objective, to detect and destroy every type of missile attack. Against any American target, whether before or after launch.>> The push into experimental technology includes space based weaponry that maybe able to shoot down enemy missiles.
It's a throwback to Ronald Reagan's so called Star Wars initiative from the 1980s.>> We'll continue to move forward->> The review is coming at an awkward moment for Trump, he's trying to push North Korea to get rid of it's nuclear stockpile. Three officials from the North are expected in Washington this week, looking for a way forward for a second summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un.
The report Also warns of threats from the nation's other nuclear advisories, saying US missile defenses aren't enough to counter a first strike from China and Russia. China, like Russia, has made advances in hypersonic technology. That could mean missiles that travel in excess of 4,000 miles per hour. That set off alarm bells in the Pentagon, since such measles would be harder to detect in flight.
However, you as officials believed sensors space could help fight measles moving at those supper fast speeds, and destroy them before they approach the US.>> Thank you