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Japan Aims 1,000-Kilometer Radar System at Korean Peninsula and China

Japanese media reported on Tuesday that the Defense Ministry is purchasing Lockheed Martin’s advanced Solid State Radar upgrade for Japan’s Aegis Ashore missile defense system. The SSR has an effective range of 1,000 kilometers, making it even more sensitive than the fabled Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system installed in South Korea.

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China Sends Top Nuclear Envoy to Seoul for North Korea Talks

China sent its top nuclear envoy, Wu Dawei, special representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs, to South Korea on Monday to discuss reaction to an increasingly belligerent North Korea, days after President Xi Jinping arrived from an in-person summit with President Donald Trump in Florida.

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