US President Donald Trump has unveiled a revamped missile policy that deems North Korea an “extraordinary threat,” months after a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un aimed at finding a diplomatic solution to tensions between the two countries.
The Missile Defense Review plan, which Trump introduced at the Pentagon on Thursday, included extensive concerns about the growing missile capabilities of Iran, Russia and China.
The plan also called for developing space-based alarm systems to detect incoming missiles and space-based weapons that could intercept incoming threats among a series of other steps to defend the US mainland.
“Our goal is simple: To ensure we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States – anywhere, anytime, anyplace,” Trump said at the event.
To achieve this, the plan called for investments in space-based sensors that could better detect and track incoming missiles.