THAAD missile-defense system now operational in South Korea

May 2, 2017

THAAD missile-defense system now operational in South Korea

ashington A controversial missile defense system whose deployment has angered China is now operational in South Korea, the U.S. military said Monday. Washington and Seoul agreed to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery deployment in July in the wake of a string ...

Better THAAD than dead

/ Aug 15, 2016

Better THAAD than dead

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China and Russia should welcome Seoul's plan to deploy an advanced missile-defense system because it alleviates the need for South Korea or Japan to pursue other defense options, which could include the development of nuclear weapons.

Jun 29, 2016

U.S., South Korea, Japan hold first anti-North Korea missile drill

Japan, South Korea and the United States held an unprecedented trilateral missile defense exercise Tuesday, aimed at countering the growing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea, which denounced it as a “military provocation.” The drill in waters off Hawaii came less than a week after ...

China pushes back on THAAD

/ Feb 12, 2016

China pushes back on THAAD

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China is critical of moves to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea in the wake of North Korea's rocket launch, but fails to offer much in the way of constructive suggestions on how the South can ensure its own security otherwise.