A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency.
Reuters: U.S. to keep deploying THAAD missile defense system to South Korea
The U.S. military said it would keep delivering components for the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea, separating the issue from an internal political crisis in Seoul that saw President Park Geun-hye's removal from office on Friday.
"Leaders change over time, that's not new," said Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis.
"We made an agreement with the Republic of Korea that this was a capability that they needed ... This is something that is needed militarily. That agreement was reached and we remain committed to delivering on it."
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WNU Editor: Some are hoping for a reset .... Park’s Ouster Raises Prospect of Reset With China, Kim Jong Un (Bloomberg) .... but I doubt that it is going to happen anytime soon. The focus in South Korea will be on the election that must now be held in 60 days .... after that .... who knows.
More News On Reports That The U.S. Will Continue To Deploy The THAAD Missile Defense System To South Korea
U.S. reaffirms alliance with South Korea, THAAD deployment -- UPI
THAAD deployment won't be affected by Park's ouster; military -- Yonhap News Agency
Successor of South Korea's Park needs to reflect hard on THAAD -- Gu Liping (ECNS.cn/Xinhua)