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U.S. forces in Japan are set to establish a new command for the U.S. Army’s ballistic missile defense unit in the Asian country, and have started stationing personnel, it has been learned.

The move is apparently aimed at countering threats from North Korea, which still holds ballistic missiles, as well as from China, which is moving to deploy missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland and U.S. military bases in Japan.

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