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US military defences 'to be increased over N Korea threat'

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has announced plans to boost missile defences on the US West Coast to counter a "growing threat" from North Korea.

He said the US would add 14 interceptors, which can shoot down missiles in flight, to 30 already in place in California and Alaska by 2017.

  • 15 Mar 2013