United State THAAD Missile Defence System in Full Operation in South Korea - vkynews

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United State THAAD Missile Defence System in Full Operation in South Korea

Donald Trump is indeed living to the biding, imagine a world without Donald Trump. The World has turned to place where the strong survive and the weak is being erased. The US controversial missile defense system whose deployment has angered Chinais now operational in South Korea, the USmilitary said Yesterday.

White House and Seoul agreed to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense THAADbattery deployment in July in the wake of a string ofNorth Korean missile tests.US Forces Korea saidTHAADis "operational and has the ability to intercept North Koreanmissiles and defend the Republic. A United State defense official told AFP, howeverthatthe system has only reached initial intercept capability.This initial capability will be augmented later this year as additional hardware and components arrivetocomplete the system, officials said.THAAD's deployment in SouthKorea has infuriated China, whichfears it will weaken its own ballistic missile capabilities and says it upsets the regional securitybalance.

The US THAAD system, which is being installedon a former golf course in the southern county of Seongju, is designed to intercept and destroy short- and medium-range ballisticmissiles during their final phase of flight. Beijinghas imposed a host of measures seenas economic retaliation against the South for the THAAD deployment, including a ban on tour groups. Retail conglomerate Lotte, which previouslyowned the golf course,has also been targeted,with 85 of its 99 stores in China shutdown, while South Korea's biggest automaker Hyundai Motor has said its Chinese sales have fallen sharply.The THAAD deployment comes as tension soars on the Korean peninsula following a series of missile launches by theNorth and warnings from the administration of United State President Donald Trump that military action is an  Option on the Table. Please hit like and share!

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