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South Korea to host THAAD battery

8th July 2016 - 06:35 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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In a long-anticipated move, South Korea and the US have agreed to base a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery on the Korean Peninsula.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) made an announcement to this effect on 7 July.

North Korean belligerence was given as the reason, the DoD statement saying, ‘North Korea’s nuclear test and multiple ballistic missile tests, including the recent intermediate-range ballistic missile launches, highlight the grave threat that North Korea poses to the security and stability of the Republic of Korea and the entire Asia-Pacific region.’

The ‘alliance decision’ came after discussions between Seoul

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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