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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. 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 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

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

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

US missile system in South Korea in 8-10 months – general

Nov 04, 2016 - 12:44 PM

General Vincent Brooks commander of the US Forces in Korea says the THAAD battery would be deployed in 8 to 10 months and would be bigger than the one currently in Guam

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

N. Korea to take 'physical action' over US anti-missile system

Jul 11, 2016 - 9:11 AM

The warning follows an announcement by Seoul and Washington on Friday to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense THAAD system in South Korea to counter growing threats from the North

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

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