US mulls shooting down North Korea missiles: Report


The U.S. is considering shooting down any news North Korean ballistic missile even if the weapon is not launched toward America or one of its allies, according to a report Tuesday.

A Trump administration official said it is up to the Pentagon to decide if North Korea’s continued missile launches and variation of weapons tests warrant action from the United States.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his advisers must determine “whether North Korea’s missile program has progressed to the level of being such an inherent threat that the Pentagon would recommend targeting a missile even if its trajectory did not indicate it would hit the U.S. or its allies,” CNN reported.

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