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US missile shield sent to Guam after N. Korea threat

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The United States is to deploy a THAAD missile defense battery to defend its bases on the Pacific island of Guam, the Pentagon said Wednesday following threats from North Korea. 

This image provided by the US Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency, shows a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor being launched on October 24, 2012. The US is to deploy a battery of the missiles to Guam following threats from North Korea.

The news that the ground-based system would be in place in the coming weeks came after two Aegis anti-missile destroyers were sent to the western Pacific to intercept any North Korean strike against US or allied targets.

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