Pentagon, S.Korea review missile size guidelines

Peace and Freedom

AFP

© South Korean Defence Ministry/AFP | A July 29, 2017 handout from Seoul’s Defense Ministry shows US Army missiles firing into the East Sea. The Pentagon is reviewing the size warheads Seoul can deploy amid continued saber-rattling from North Korea

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Pentagon is working with South Korea to review guidelines governing the size of missile warheads Seoul can deploy, an official said Monday, setting the stage for the South to boost its missiles’ power.

Current guidelines limit the destructive capabilities of South Korea’s own missiles, but Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the restrictions might be altered.

“It is a topic under active consideration here and I would tell you that we would be favorably inclined to do anything which furthers the defensive capabilities of South Korea,” Davis told reporters.

“We have the ability to adapt and we will always adapt to the threat as it…

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