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Counts -- Fox News has learned that the Pentagon plans to beef up our defense system.
Adding up to fourteen more missile interceptors that would be placed in Alaska.
And in California are gonna show that -- a second.
It comes after weeks of North Korea really blustering once again against the United States and they have also conducted a third nuclear test.
Molly Henneberg -- -- she is live in Washington now picking up on this what do we know why the program was stopped initially -- Good morning bill good morning -- President Obama halted the program in 2009 saying that they were more pressing defense issues.
From evolving rogue states and that the money needed to be spent elsewhere.
Well now that's changing and a senior pentagon official hinted at the decision last week.
Just days after North Korea threatened a preemptive nuclear strike on the US.
President Obama recently weighed in on the issue of North Korea.
North Korea is so isolated.
It is is so dysfunctional.
You know in some ways it was harder to apply pressure on them.
And now those new missile interceptors will be going in in California and Alaska the so this is -- a bit of a reversal of the decision what is the cost the taxpayers because of it.
Some members of congress claim that the stop and now restart of the program will end up costing even more than if the program had been allowed to continue in 2009.
Mainly because the price of maintain the missiles keeping a -- and now -- storing them has gone up here's more.
Right now we see ourselves trying to play catch up.
To the tune of some I believe about 242.
Or fifty million dollars.
To get those those first response a deterrent factors.
Back up to four Greeley Alaska back out on the West Coast -- don't have much money and the title have to borrow that money from China were -- in North Korea so we can defend ourselves against North Korea.
That -- schizophrenic foreign policy.
And this follows new sanctions by the US and the UN on North Korea and -- -- -- for a reason Molly Henneberg thank you live in Washington starting -- --
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