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4:23 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

N. Korea Recognizes Austin's Importance, Perry Says

The Department of Defense will send an advanced ballistic missile defense system to Guam to guard against potential missile strikes from North Korea.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that reports that North Korea may have a military attack scenario that includes a strike on Austin indicate the city’s prominence in the U.S.

“The individuals in North Korea understand that Austin, Texas, is a very important city in North America, as do corporate CEOs and others who are moving here in record numbers,” Perry told CBS News.

The images depicting strike maps that appeared in a North Korean newspaper may have instead indicated the strikes were intended for Fort Hood or Houston. Military experts don’t believe North Korea is capable of hitting targets at that range.

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