Washington and Tokyo have agreed on the deployment in Japan of one more element of the American missile defense system (NMD). According to the head of the Pentagon, Leon Panetta, the exact location of additional missile early-warning radar is yet to be discussed.
According to him, the main purpose of the deployment of the new elements of the U.S. missile defense system in the region is to counter a possible missile attack by the DPRK. In addition, the head of the U.S. Department of Defense said that the appearance of the second Missile Defense System Radar in Japan is not directed against China.
Meanwhile, North Korea sees provocation in the U.S. actions. The U.S.’ and South Korea’s constant provocative military maneuvers in the Yellow Sea “deserve the strongest condemnation”, said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.