US hopes to send anti-missile system to SKorea 'as quickly as possible'

Washington (AFP) –


The United States military hopes to send a sophisticated missile defense system to South Korea "as quickly as possible," the Pentagon said Monday.

"Without getting into a timeline, we'd like to see this move as quickly as possible," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said.

"We are beginning the consultations now and in the current days with the South Koreans, and we expect that this will move in an expeditious fashion."