Crisis in North Korea: South Korea Taking Measures to Bolster Defenses

April 25, 2017Apr 25, 2017

According to The Washington Post, South Korea has initiated installing a U.S. missile defense system in preparation for any provocation from the North, a day after North Korea displayed its military power.

The system, nicknamed THAAD (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense) system, is built to intentionally intercept long range ballistic missiles fired toward the United States or an ally.

North Korea, as well as China and Russia, have voiced anger over the system’s use, saying its powerful radars are a threat to their national security.

The United States, along with South Korea, have acted preemptively to ready THAAD in preparation for any belligerent action taken by North Korea.

According to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, a total of six launchers, including intercept missiles and at least one radar system have been deployed.

Seoul has reported that North Korea conducted a large amount of live-fire drills Tuesday.

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