THAAD to be Deployed to Korea

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    North Korea will now reportedly have America's most advanced missile system in its backyard


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    The most advanced missile system on the planet can hunt and blast incoming missiles right out of the sky with a 100% success rate — and it appears to be headed to North Korea's backyard.

    On the heels of last month's purported hydrogen-bomb test and a long-range rocket launch on Saturday, the US has apparently agreed to equip South Korea with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, according to CNN.

    In October, Admiral Bill Gortney, commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, assessed that North Korean has "the capability to reach the [US] homeland with a nuclear weapon from a rocket," The Guardian reported.

    Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of the United States Forces Korea, a sub-unified command of the US Pacific Command, told a forum in 2014 that placing THAAD in the country is a "US initiative."

    The rest of the article is worth reading if you want to learn more about the THAAD, it has alot of nice .gifs too:

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/thaad-missile-defense-south-korea-north-2016?r=US&IR=T
     
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    We need to send THAAD's there. If something were to happened and SHTF then our biggest ally and one of the worlds most powerful militaries (South Korea) could be severely hit by the North. Even though the North has outdated equipment and doctrine they have thousands of artillery pieces and a lot of ballistic missiles to fire at the South. If their ballistic missiles are able to penetrate current south Korean BMD's then there is a chance that our Ally could get wiped out especially of the Chinese jumped in. The more troops we pre position around the world in critical hot zones and powder kegs the more money we will save and the more lives both American and Foreign will be saved. They say to have peace prepare for war.
     
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    In fact, official statements from the Chinese Foreign Ministry on THAAD deployment were more severe than its statements responding to the North Korean launch. Spokesperson Hua Chunying said China had “noted” and “regrets” the launch; meanwhile, in a separate statement, Hua said China was “deeply concerned” about the start of THAAD talks. Deploying THAAD in South Korea “will not help maintain regional peace and stability, nor will it lead to a proper settlement of the current situation,” Hua cautioned.

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion...mentary/china-pushes-back-thaad/#.Vr80yUU8KnM
     
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    THAAD is purely defensive, unless China wants to attack Kia and Samsung factories they shouldn't worry about it.
     
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    China May Hate THAAD, But There’s Not Much It Can Do About it
    BY SCOTT SNYDER
    COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

    The Chinese ambassador to South Korea gave a rather dramatic warning to the leader of South Korea’s opposition Democratic Party on February 25 that a decision to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system would put China–South Korean relations at risk. Thus, it should not be surprising that threats of Chinese retaliation toward South Korea would surface following the July 8 U.S.-ROK announcement that the governments had decided to deploy THAAD in South Korea in response to North Korea’s growing missile threats. Despite emotional assertions that South Korea has compromised Chinese interests by pursuing self-defense against North Korea’s growing missile capabilities, China does not have the capability to punish South Korea without damaging its own economic and strategic interests on the Korean peninsula.

    http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/201...se-system-south-korea/130586/?oref=d-dontmiss
     
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