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Japan authorizes N. Korean missile shoot-down

Japan's Self-Defense Force personnel stand by a PAC-3 Patriot missile unit upon its deployment on Japan's southernmost island of Ishigaki in Okinawa, Thursday (April 5, 2012) in preparation for North Korea's rocket launch expected to take place sometime between April 12-16. As the U.S. and its allies decry the planned rocket launch, they're also rushing to capitalize on the rare opportunity it presents to assess the secretive nation's ability to strike beyond its shores. AP Photo/Kyodo News

Japan on Friday issued the order to shoot down a North Korean rocket if it threatens the nation’s territory, the top government official said.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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