Four More THAAD Deployed

Four More THAAD Deployed 7 September, 2017

The US military installed four additional Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system launchers to Seongju, Republic of Korea. The country's Defence Ministry announced the decision of the deployment on 4 September. Each launcher is equipped with eight missiles designed to shoot down short- and medium-range ballistic missiles.

THAAD deployment raises concerns over rumored health hazards due to the system's radar as well as the possibility of aggravating tensions on the Korean Peninsula. 

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