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Two congressmen told Reuters the Pentagon was looking into new locations to deploy THAADs after North Korea's latest missile launch.
The United States is reportedly looking into additional defenses along the West Coast to protect against a nuclear-armed North Korea.
Two congressmen told Reuters the Pentagon was looking into new locations to deploy Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, systems. THAADs would likely be the most efficient in shooting down incoming ballistic missiles similar to the one North Korea tested in late November.
Those THAAD deployments won't happen right away, though.
The Missile Defense Agency, a unit within the Department of Defense, told Reuters it had no orders to place new THAAD systems on the West Coast. Additionally, the outlet notes no funding for the system was included in the 2018 defense budget plan.
North Korea's latest missile test showed yet another step forward for the country's missile program; it went higher than any previous test. That being said, the North doesn't seem to have mastered re-entry.
A U.S. official told CNN the most recent missile likely broke up as it came back into the Earth's atmosphere.
As the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley leaves a complicated legacy.
U.S. Army Pvt. Travis King will get a chance to meet with his family but will remain in military custody while his case is evaluated.
The Pentagon credited the U.S. Army, U.S. Forces Korea, the Department of Defense, Sweden and China for their assistance in securing the release.
None of the bills the House of Representatives voted on Thursday would make meaningful progress toward clearing the budget impasse.
Prosecutors said Florida residents, along with individuals from other states, were charged in a scheme to sell fraudulent nursing degree diplomas.
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