By New York Times News Service, via Peninsula Daily News staff
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The new deployment will increase the number of ground-based interceptors to 44 from the 30 already based in California and Alaska.
While the limited missile-defense system does not offer a 100-percent guarantee of knocking down a North Korean attack, the weapons send a signal of credible deterrence to the North's limited intercontinental ballistic missile arsenal.
READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/world/asia/us-to-bolster-missile-defense-against-north-korea.html?emc=na
For more, see timeline on North Korea’s Nuclear Program: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/02/05/world/asia/northkorea-timeline.html?ref=asia#/#time238_7085