The US plans to place a ground-based anti-missile radar in Japan by 2025. On Monday, January 28, the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri reported. The same radar USA by 2023 are going to place on the Hawaiian Islands. The purpose of this is to strengthen the American system of Intercontinental ballistic missiles and cover a larger area with this system. Given the location of the radar in the immediate vicinity of the Korean Peninsula, this means that the US goal may be to eliminate the possibility of a missile attack from the North Korea.
On January 17, the US President Donald Trump presented an updated strategy for the development of the US missile defense system. In it, the threat emanating from Russia is increased by an order of magnitude in comparison with similar documents of previous years. China, North Korea and Iran are also among the US rivals.