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  • 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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  • He noted that the U.S. in April had to sail a sea-borne radar from Hawaii to help monitor the North Korean launch, track the missile and if necessary provide Aegis missile cruisers with the coordinates to shoot it down.

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  • "U.S. policy is not to develop missile defense systems that would negate China or Russia's strategic deterrent," said Mr. Schoff, noting that "geography and physics" make the southern Japanese location touted for the new radar optimal for defending against North Korean launches, but much less useful for defending against China-based launches.

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