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Pacific Command chief says missile defense in the works for Hawaii

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Harry Harris:

    Protecting the state can be done on Kauai and from Alaska, he says.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, questioned Adm. Harry Harris on Wednesday during the committee’s hearing on North Korea.

The head of the U.S. Pacific Command told Congress on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “is clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today,” adding that a defensive radar for the islands is being planned and that installing intercontinental ballistic missile interceptors here is being discussed. Read more

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