Japan watching North Korean preparations to missile test, doubts nuclear warhead

Japan watching North Korean preparations to missile test, doubts nuclear warhead
Japan watching North Korean preparations to missile test, doubts nuclear warhead

Also speaking at a parliamentary committee meeting on terrorism, Defense Agency chief Fukushiro Nukaga confirmed that his agency had deployed naval ships and patrol planes to monitor developments in North Korea, as the country apparently prepares to test a long-range missile believed capable of reaching the United States.

Nukaga did not elaborate on the monitoring effort, but Japanese media said his agency has sent a destroyer with advanced reconnaissance equipment and an attack aircraft loaded with radar-jamming electronics, according to the AP.