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Monday, May 25, 2015

U.S. to deploy long-range radar in Alaska to counter N. Korean, Iranian missiles

The United States is planning to deploy a new long-range radar to Alaska to counter the growing missile capabilities of Iran and North Korea.

The Pentagon says the long-range discrimination radar will begin defensive operations in 2020 and will boost the capacity of ground-based interceptors in Alaska and California.

The Clear Air Force Station, an Air Force Space Command radar station in central Alaska, has been chosen as the location for the site.

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