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U.S. deploys THAAD missile defense in Israel for exercise

Mar 04, 2019 - 11:56 PM

It is the first such exercise in Israel, although the two allies hold regular joint war games

South Korea's Moon seeks rapprochement in China visit

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Moon Jae-In heads to Beijing on Wednesday, December 13, and will hold a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping

TO CHINA. South Korean President Moon Jae-in during the 31st ASEAN summit in Manila. Photo by Russell Palma/Pool Photo/File

Hit or miss? North Korea's Guam strike plan

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Would the North be able to carry out the launching of a salvo of 4 intermediate range missiles towards Guam? Can the US stop it? Here s what people know so far

MISSILE STRIKE? This screen grab taken from North Korean broadcaster KCTV on March 7, 2017 shows ballistic missiles being launched during a military drill from an undisclosed location in North Korea. File photo by KCTV/AFP

U.S. responds to North Korea missile test with show of force

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:56 PM

The test of the so called THAAD system which the United States wants to set up in South Korea comes two days after North Korea s second test of an ICBM

In this file photo, a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from a THAAD battery located on Wake Island during a test November 1, 2015. Photo courtesy Missile Defense Agence / US Department of Defense

U.S. conducts successful missile intercept test amid North Korea tensions

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:58 PM

THAAD maker Lockheed Martin says this was the first time the system had intercepted an intermediate range ballistic missile

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from a THAAD battery located on Wake Island during a test November 1, 2015. Photo courtesy Missile Defense Agence / US Department of Defense

U.S. to test anti-missile system amid North Korea tensions

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:42 PM

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to be tested is designed to intercept and destroy short medium and intermediate range ballistic missiles during their final phase of flight

This March 18, 2009 handout image courtesy of the US Missile Defense Agency shows the launch of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile during a test on March 17.  File photo by US Missile Defense Agency/Handout/AFP

Suspected North Korea drone filmed missile defense site – Seoul

Jun 13, 2017 - 4:31 PM

The South Korean military analyzed the contents of the camera s 64 gigabyte memory chip and said it had been spying on the THAAD

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from a THAAD battery located on Wake Island during a test November 1, 2015. Photo courtesy Missile Defense Agence / US Department of Defense

South Korea to freeze new THAAD deployment pending probe

Jun 07, 2017 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED The deployment freeze comes two days after Moon ordered a proper probe into the potential environmental impact of the missile batteries in a bid to win greater public support for the project

In this file phto, a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from a THAAD battery located on Wake Island during a test November 1, 2015. Photo courtesy Missile Defense Agence / US Department of Defense

South Korea military 'hid missile launchers from president'

May 31, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Documents submitted to Moon Jae In shortly after he came to office this month were redacted to remove mention of 4 new rocket launchers for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense THAAD system

MISINFORMED? South Korean President Moon Jae-In speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 10, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/Pool/AFP

China's Xi calls for South Korea ties to get back on track

May 19, 2017 - 1:43 PM

We re willing to work with South Korea to preserve the hard won results properly handle disputes put China South Korea relations back onto a normal track says Chinese President Xi Jinping

CHINA'S MOST POWERUL. Chinese President Xi Jinping in Belgrade on June 18, 2016. Oliver Bunic/AFP

China demands halt to U.S. missile shield in South Korea

May 02, 2017 - 5:57 PM

We will firmly take necessary measures to uphold our interests a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says

THAAD missile defense system now operational in South Korea

May 02, 2017 - 7:23 AM

This initial capability will be augmented later this year as additional hardware and components arrive to complete the system officials say

THAAD AT WORK. A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from a THAAD battery located on Wake Island during a test November 1, 2015. Photo courtesy Missile Defense Agence / US Department of Defense

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Apr 28, 2017 - 9:34 PM

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Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Seoul retorts that under the Status of Forces Agreement the South would provide the THAAD site and infrastructure while the US would pay to deploy and operate it

This March 18, 2009 handout image courtesy of the US Missile Defense Agency shows the launch of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile during a test on March 17. US Missile Defense Agency/Handout/AFP

U.S. missile defense equipment reaches South Korea site

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Seoul s defense ministry says the move is aimed at securing operational capability of the THAAD as soon as possible with a goal of fully installing the batteries by the end of this year

This handout photo from the US Forces Korea (USFK) taken on March 6, 2017 and released on March 7, 2017 shows the first elements of the US-built Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) arriving at Osan US Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul. US Forces Korea / Handout

South Korea tourist numbers plummet in China boycott

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:30 PM

South Korea s tourist industry has been hammered by China s boycott over the deployment of US missile defense system statistics show

In this file photo, pedestrians cross a road in the Gangnam district of Seoul on July 5, 2013. Ed Jones/AFP

Tillerson begins Asia tour amid North Korea crisis

Mar 15, 2017 - 2:52 PM

UPDATED U S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has promised to take a tough line on Kim Jong un s isolated regime as he talks to allies Japan and South Korea and to rival great power China

DEPARTURE. In this file photo, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson boards his plane at Cologne Bonn Airport, Germany, February 17, 2017. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. rebuffs China over North Korea talks

Mar 09, 2017 - 7:12 AM

After a closed door meeting of the UN Security Council US Ambassador Nikki Haley says North Korea s actions calls for a different response

Nikki R. Haley (center), United States Permanent Representative to the UN, speaks to journalists following closed-door Security Council consultations on the recent missile launches by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), March 8, 2017. Also addressing reporters with her were Koro Bessho (left), Permanent Representative of Japan; and Cho Tae-yul, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea. United Nations, New York Manuel Elias/UN Photo

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Mar 08, 2017 - 9:31 PM

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China urges U.S.-North Korea deal to avert 'head-on collision'

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:02 AM

UPDATED Foreign Minister Wang Yi: China proposes that as a first step the DPRK may suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the halt of the large scale US ROK exercises

This screen grab taken from North Korean broadcaster KCTV on March 7, 2017 shows ballistic missiles being launced during a military drill from an undisclosed location in North Korea. KCTV/AFP

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Mar 07, 2017 - 9:01 PM

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U.S. deploys anti-ballistic missile defense system to South Korea

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:25 AM

The announcement comes after nuclear armed North Korea launches 4 missiles which it said was part of training for a strike on US bases in Japan

This handout photo from the US Forces Korea (USFK) taken on March 6, 2017 and released on March 7, 2017 shows the first elements of the US-built Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) arriving at Osan US Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul. US Forces Korea / Handout

Lotte and South Korea face China backlash in missile row

Mar 03, 2017 - 8:21 PM

The plan for Lotte to provide land for a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense THAAD system also angers Beijing which fears it will undermine its own military capabilities

LOTTE. This photo taken on March 1, 2017 shows a Lotte Department Store in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning province. Photo by AFP.

Pentagon chief Mattis arrives in South Korea amid Trump uncertainty

Feb 02, 2017 - 4:11 PM

It is the first overseas tour by a senior official in the Trump administration as concerns rise about the direction of American policy in the region under the protectionist and fiery US leader

South Korean christians supporting US President Donald Trump hold placards during a rally to welcome the visit of the US Defense Secretary James Mattis in Seoul on February 2, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

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Jan 31, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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South Korea, U.S. defense chiefs back anti-missile system

Jan 31, 2017 - 1:03 PM

South Korea s defense chief and his new US counterpart vow to push ahead with a plan to deploy a US anti missile system this year despite angry protests by China

This March 18, 2009 handout image courtesy of the US Missile Defense Agency shows the launch of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile during a test on March 17. US Missile Defense Agency/Handout/AFP

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Jan 04, 2017 - 8:12 PM

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Denuclearizing North Korea a 'lost cause,' US intel chief says

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:50 AM

James Clapper: The notion of getting the North Koreans to denuclearize is probably a lost cause They are not going to do that That is their ticket to survival

5TH NUCLEAR TEST. A South Korean official points to a map showing the epicenter seismic waves in North Korea, at the Korea Meteorological Administration in Seoul on September 9, 2016 following news of another nuclear test by North Korea. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

South Korea shifts site of anti-North Korea US missile system

Sep 30, 2016 - 2:16 PM

The Defense Ministry says the site would be shifted 18 kilometers to the north of the air base to a golf course owned by the giant Lotte Group retail chain

NEW SITE. This March 18, 2009 handout image courtesy of the US Missile Defense Agency shows the launch of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile during a test on March 17.  File photo by US Missile Defense Agency/Handout/AFP

Top diplomats kick off Japan, China, South Korea meeting

Aug 23, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida China s Wang Yi and South Korea s Yun Byung Se meet for dinner at a Tokyo hotel ahead of the start of formal talks

DIPLOMACY. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (C), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L), and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se pose for a photograph ahead of an official banquet at the trilateral foreign minister's meeting in Tokyo on August 23, 2016. Photo by Eugene Hoshiko / AFP

South Korea hits back at China in US missile row

Aug 07, 2016 - 5:57 PM

South Korea says China s failure to curb its ally North Korea had created the situation

This March 18, 2009 handout image courtesy of the US Missile Defense Agency shows the launch of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile during a test on March 17. US Missile Defense Agency/Handout/AFP

South Korea confirms anti-missile system site

Jul 13, 2016 - 3:22 PM

Seoul says an advanced US missile defense system will be deployed in a remote southern county and will have the capacity to protect 2 3 of the country against feared attacks from the North

This March 18, 2009 handout image courtesy of the US Missile Defense Agency shows the launch of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile during a test on March 17. US Missile Defense Agency/Handout/AFP

US to deploy missiles in South Korea as North riled

Jul 08, 2016 - 1:15 PM

UPDATED But the US and South Korea have not revealed exactly when and where in South Korea the system would be deployed saying they were in the final stages of selecting a potential venue

China, Russia rap US missile defense plan in S. Korea

Apr 29, 2016 - 2:30 PM

UPDATED Beijing fears that the presence of more US hardware on its doorstep will further tip the balance of power in the Pacific towards Washington

US MISSILE DEFENSE PLAN. South Korean defense ministry's Director General Major General Jang Kyung-soo shakes hands with US Forces Korea (USFK)'s Major General Robert Hedelund (L) during their working-level talk to discuss the potential deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense battery at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, March 4, 2016. File photo by Kim Hong-Ji/EPA

South Korea, US delay official missile shield talks – Seoul

Feb 23, 2016 - 12:21 PM

The related accord is in the final stages but has been postponed by a day or two because of last minute negotiations

This March 18, 2009 handout image courtesy of the US Missile Defense Agency shows the launch of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile during a test on March 17. US Missile Defense Agency/Handout/AFP

US missile system in South Korea would hurt China's interests – Beijing

Feb 15, 2016 - 6:34 PM

China: We are firmly opposed to the relevant country’s attempts to damage China’s strategic and security interests with the nuclear issue as an excuse

In this file photo, Yoo Jeh-seung (R), deputy minister for policy at South Korea's Defense Ministry, conducts a joint press conference with Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal, the commander of US Forces Korea (USFK)'s Eighth Army, at the defense ministry in Seoul, South Korea, February 7, 2016, after North Korea launched a long-range missile as part of the continual push of its intercontinental ballistic missile tests. Yonhap/EPA

US missile shield spotlights divisions on handling North Korea

Feb 08, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Official moves towards the deployment – fiercely opposed by China – of a US missile defense system in South Korea highlight the inherent dangers of disunity in dealing with North Korea s growing military threat

ROCKET LAUNCH. This picture taken from North Korean TV and released by South Korean news agency Yonhap on February 7, 2016 shows North Korea's rocket launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyong 4. AFP photo / North Korean TV / YONHAP

US system docs seen by China - report

May 28, 2013 - 7:33 PM

Chinese hackers may have taken a peek at US weapon systems and tech designs including that of the F 35 Joint Strike Fighter

COMPROMISED? The Washington Post notes that some weapons systems designs may have been compromised by China.