Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Vaunted missile shield more for show than protection | The Japan Times Online

With Aegis destroyers and Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles deployed and standing by, Japan's military appears ready to shoot down any debris from North Korea's rocket — or even the rocket itself — should it threaten the country this week.

But some experts say that the probability of rocket parts falling on Japanese territory is extremely low, and the chance of the missile batteries detecting and destroying them is even lower.

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