04 Dec '17, 11pm

Pentagon Eyes West Coast for THAAD Amid North Korean Threat

Pentagon Eyes West Coast for THAAD Amid North Korean Threat

The Defense Department is looking at potential sites for the placement of the THAAD anti-missile system on the West Coast to guard against the increasing threat from North Korea, according to two members of the House Armed Services Committee. At the Reagan National Defense Forum in California over the weekend, Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Alabama, and Adam Smith, D-Washington, told Reuters that the DoD's Missile Defense Agency [MDA] is surveying West Coast sites for the deployment of the Army 's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System. Earlier this year, a full battery of Lockheed Martin THAAD launchers became operational south of Seoul in South Korea despite objections from China and Russia. MDA has yet to receive an order to install THAAD on the West Coast, MDA Deputy Director Rear Adm. Jon Hill‎ told Reuters, but Rogers, chairman of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, said, "...

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