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MOD to launch taskforce on THAAD missile defense platform

  • November 25, 2016
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20161128 morning4Friday’s Asahi reported that the Defense Ministry plans to establish a panel charged with looking into the possibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense platform in Japan, such as an “Aegis ashore” system. The team, which will be headed by Parliamentary Vice Minister Wakamiya, will conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the platform. Sunday’s Nikkei ran a similar report.

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