Pentagon considers INDOPACOM gambit to replace THAAD with Aegis Ashore on Guam

By Jason Sherman / January 28, 2020 at 1:57 PM
The Pentagon is considering a proposal to bolster Guam's defense by replacing the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system with an Aegis Ashore site -- a move that would mark the first Pacific deployment of the land-based Standard Missile system to protect forward-deployed forces in the western-most U.S. territory against North Korean threats. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood told the House Armed Services Committee today that the Defense Department is reviewing a plan advanced by U.S. Indo-Pacific...

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