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Aerospace & Defense

Japan explores preemptive-strike option as Aegis Ashore alternative

Preemptive strikes on the table as inexpensive missile defense strategy

A North Korean missile is fired in an image released by state media. Japan is looking at preemptively striking enemy missile launchers if it is under immediate threat.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese officials will explore the development of preemptive-strike capabilities against enemy rocket launchers as a less-costly alternative to the Aegis Ashore missile shield.

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