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US missile plan may fuel arms race: Experts

Trump's goal is ambitious but will also prompt Russia and China to scale up deployment, they say

President Donald Trump said the goal is simple: to ensure that the United States can detect and destroy any missile launched against it "anywhere, any time, any place".

He was talking about the country's first Missile Defence Review (MDR) since 2010, which he unveiled on Thursday during a visit to the Pentagon.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 19, 2019, with the headline 'US missile plan may fuel arms race: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe