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U.S. and South Korea agree to deploy THAAD antimissile system to counter North Korea

U.S. and South Korea agree to deploy THAAD antimissile system to counter North Korea

Citing the threat from North Korea, Washington and Seoul  on Friday announced plans to deploy the U.S. antiballistic missile system known as THAAD in South Korea — a move that drew strong objections from China.

The decision to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system was  announced at a news conference in Seoul by Gen. Thomas Vandal, chief of staff for the U.S. forces in South Korea, and South Korea’s deputy minister of defense, Ryu Je-seung.

“North Korea’s continued development of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction, in opposition to its commitments to the international...

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