tirsdag 2. mai 2017

U.S. Antimissile System Goes Live in South Korea

An American missile-defense system deployed to counter growing threats from North Korea has gone into operation in South Korea, officials said on Tuesday. 
The installation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery has roiled the South Korean presidential campaign, partly over questions of who will pay for it, and drawn objections from China, which said the deployment undermined its own missile defense abilities. The United States and South Korea began installing the radar and other important components of the system, known as Thaad, last week at an abandoned golf course in Seongju, 135 miles southeast of Seoul, afterreaching an agreement to deploy it last July. Read more