TOKYO - Amid heightened concerns of a North Korean missile test, a U.S. destroyer has started patrolling the Sea of Japan in what officials say is a first step toward creating a shield to protect the United States and its allies from a foreign missile attack.
(By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press Writer. Yahoo. October 1. 2004)
Is this a step towards increased nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula?
Will this deter Kim Jong Il from construction additional warheads?