29 Apr '17, 6am

“I think that the defense-of-Hawaii radar is coming," said Adm. Harry Harris https://t.co/LhGmdTfg9U

“I think that the defense-of-Hawaii radar is coming," said Adm. Harry Harris https://t.co/LhGmdTfg9U

HONOLULU (Tribune News Service) — 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. “I think that the defense-of-Hawaii radar is coming. I think the interceptors piece is something that is yet to be determined. But I believe we should certainly look at it,” Adm. Harry Harris said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., to discuss security challenges in the region. Harris made some of the comments in response to questions from U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, who said she just returned to Washington after holding a series of town hall meetings across the state. The North Korean ICBM threat to...

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