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U.S., Japan to develop counter-hypersonic capabilities: 2-plus-2

Allies will strengthen Tokyo's defense force 'posture' in islands near Taiwan

An American sailor operates a radar systems controller on the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh during air defense exercises with Japan in the Philippine Sea in 2020. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

NEW YORK -- The U.S. and Japan will bring together scientists and engineers to collaborate on emerging defense technologies, including ways to counter hypersonic missiles, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday.

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