Missile Defense chief "confident" of U.S. technology

06/3/2009 | Reuters

The head of the Missile Defense Agency said Tuesday that recent tests prove the U.S. has "dramatically" increased its ability to shoot down a North Korean missile. Analysts believe that Pyongyang this month will test fire an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of up to 4,000 miles. "I do believe it's likely we're going to have a successful intercept against that capability based on the data I've seen," Army Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly said during a missile-defense conference.

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