Defense Secretary To Announce U.S. Beefing Up Ability To Defend Against Nuclear Missile Attack By North Korea

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(CNN) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to announce Friday afternoon that the Pentagon will enhance the nation’s ability to defend itself from a nuclear attack by North Korea, a U.S. defense official told CNN.

Hagel will announce that the United States will deploy up to 14 additional ground-based missile interceptors on the U.S. West Coast, according to the official.

Part of the move would involve reopening a missile field at Fort Greely, Alaska, and some of the interceptors would be based in California. It would take two years for all of the systems to come online.

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  • Brad

    Kratos Defense & Security Services (NASDAQ: KTOS) stock at $4.48/share currently. They have the Iron Dome missile defense system that Hagel recently promised Israel he'd continue funding.