Wednesday, April 26, 2017

U.S. Has Started Installing The THAAD Anti-Missile System In South Korea

Washington Post: U.S. starts ‘swiftly’ installing controversial anti-missile battery in South Korea

SEOUL — The United States military started installing a controversial anti-missile defense system in South Korea overnight Tuesday, triggering protests and sparking criticism that it was rushing to get the battery in place before the likely election of a president who opposes it.

The sudden and unannounced move came only six days after U.S. Forces Korea secured the land to deploy the system, known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD.

Moon Jae-in, a liberal candidate who has a strong lead in the polls ahead of the May 9 presidential election, has promised to review South Korea’s decision to host the anti-missile battery.

“There’s a sense in Seoul that THAAD deployment has been rushed based on the timetable of South Korea’s presidential election, rather than North Korea’s threats,” said John Delury, a professor of international relations at Yonsei University in Seoul.

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More News On The U.S. Starting To Install The THAAD Anti-Missile System In South Korea

U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests -- Reuters
US missile defence equipment reaches South Korea site -- AFP
Parts of controversial US anti-missile system moved to South Korean site -- CNN
U.S. sets up missile defense in South Korea as North shows power -- L.A. Times
North Korea tensions: US installs missile defence system in S Korea -- BBC
US begins deployment of controversial Korean THAAD missile system -- DW
U.S.’s THAAD Missile Defense System Installed in South Korea as Tensions Rise -- ABC News
Protests as U.S. anti-missile system aimed at N. Korea installed -- CBS

Over objections from China, protestors, US moving THAAD defense parts -- CSM
South Korea Sees Thaad Missile Defense System Ready This Year -- Bloomberg

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