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US 'Successfully' Conducts THAAD Test After North Korea's ICBM Launch

US 'Successfully' Conducts THAAD Test After North Korea's ICBM LaunchTHAAD is a ground-based missile defense system. It has been designed to shoot down short- medium and intermediate-range ballistic missiles.



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U.S. THAAD missile defenses hit test target as North Korea tension rises

U.S. THAAD missile defenses hit test target as North Korea tension risesBy Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Tuesday it shot down a simulated, incoming intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) similar to the ones being developed by countries like North Korea, in a new test of the nation’s THAAD missile defenses. Planned months ago, the U.S. missile defense test over the Pacific Ocean has gained significance after North Korea’s July 4 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) heightened concerns about the threat from Pyongyang.



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U.S. THAAD missile defenses hit test target as North Korea tension rises

U.S. THAAD missile defenses hit test target as North Korea tension risesBy Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Tuesday it shot down a simulated, incoming intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) similar to the ones being developed by countries like North Korea, in a new test of the nation’s THAAD missile defenses. Planned months ago, the U.S. missile defense test over the Pacific Ocean has gained significance after North Korea’s July 4 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) heightened concerns about the threat from Pyongyang.



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North Korea Tests More Missiles A Day After THAAD Is Suspended

North Korea Tests More Missiles A Day After THAAD Is SuspendedNorth Korea’s fourth such test in as many weeks saw missiles fired Thursday from the country’s east coast and appeared to be surface-to-ship, flying towards the ocean.



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In Nod to China, South Korea Halts Deployment of THAAD Missile Defense

In Nod to China, South Korea Halts Deployment of THAAD Missile DefenseThe new government in Seoul moves quickly to stymie a signature part of the U.S. security shield in northeast Asia.



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THAAD Deployment Will Weaken Kim Jong Un's Leverage

THAAD Deployment Will Weaken Kim Jong Un's LeverageA top American military commander in Seoul said Thursday that a "very dangerous situation" is looming over the Korean peninsula.



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China says willing to put South Korea ties back on track, urges THAAD resolution

China says willing to put South Korea ties back on track, urges THAAD resolutionBy Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) – China wants to put ties with South Korea back on a “normal track”, President Xi Jinping said on Friday, but Beijing also urged Seoul to respect its concerns and resolve tensions over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system that it opposes. Relations between Beijing and Seoul, strained by disagreement over South Korea’s hosting of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, have taken on a more conciliatrory tone with the election earlier this month of President Moon Jae-in. Xi told Moon’s representative Lee Hae-chan on Friday that his visit showed the importance the new South Korean leader attached to relations with Beijing.



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North Korea missile detected by THAAD, program progressing faster than expected: South

North Korea missile detected by THAAD, program progressing faster than expected: SouthBy Christine Kim and Tom Miles SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) – North Korea’s missile program is progressing faster than expected, South Korea’s defense minister said on Tuesday, after the UN Security Council demanded the North halt all nuclear and ballistic missile tests and condemned Sunday’s test-launch. Han Min-koo told South Korea’s parliament the test-launch had been detected by the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system, whose deployment in the South has infuriated China.



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S. Korea's new president will engage North, reconsider THAAD

S. Korea's new president will engage North, reconsider THAADSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some of the key policies of Moon Jae-in, who has assumed presidential duties after being declared winner of Tuesday's election:



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China tells US to remove anti-missile THAAD system from South Korea amid spying fears

China tells US to remove anti-missile THAAD system from South Korea amid spying fearsChina has demanded the US reverse the deployment of an anti-missile defence system aimed at preventing a strike by North Korea on its southern neighbour, saying it could be used as a tool for spying. Beijing says its opposition to the stationing of a THAAD unit in South Korea is based on concerns that it could interfere with its own military operations. The defence system, situated on a former golf course in the southern province of Seongju, has reached initial operational capacity.



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