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  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (left) listens Sept. 17, 2012, to a question from U.S. military personnel stationed at Yokota in Japan. Panetta, who is on the first official stop of a three nation tour to Japan, China and New Zealand, says that U.S. and Japanese officials have agreed to put a second missile defense system in Japan. The exact location has not yet been determined. (Associated Press)

    Radar sent to Japan can track anti-ship missiles

    China is likely to express concerns about the U.S. deployment in Japan of a radar system that can track Chinese anti-ship missiles that are the linchpin of plans to keep the U.S. Navy away from its territorial waters.

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  • The U.S.-Japan decision to deploy the radar flows from North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile in April and the fact that the international community has failed to stop Pyongyang's missile program, said Mr. Schoff, who left the Pentagon over the summer and is now a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • But James L. Schoff, a former senior adviser on East Asia to Mr. Panetta, said the message China should be getting about the deployment is: "This is the cost of not reining-in North Korea."

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