US may not shoot down N Korea missiles
jamuna news desk: US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has said the US would not necessarily shoot down a North Korean missile, if it was not threatening.
He said the US military would want to gather intelligence from the missile's flight instead of intercepting it.
Mr Carter's remarks follow President-elect Donald Trump's Twitter comments on North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
Mr Trump had said the North's development of a nuclear missile that could reach the US "won't happen".
He did not elaborate how he would stop such plans.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had claimed in his New Year's Day address that his country had reached the final stages in developing a long-range nuclear missile.