09 Aug '16, 5pm

China backlash over US missile shield puts North Asia on edge

Infrared imagery of an intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target by a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor, during Flight Test Operational-02 Event 2a, conducted on Nov. 1, 2015. Ben Listerman/Missile Defense Agency Buy a print Related Army Secretary gets close-up look at Korean front line Army Secretary Eric Fanning's tour of the Pacific highlighted the challenges facing the Army as it deals with budget constraints, aging equipment and a massive troop drawdown. USFK commander: THAAD is safe, must be in southeast region The U.S.-South Korean agreement to deploy THAAD, in the farming region of Seongju has drawn protests from residents worried about health risks from the high powered radar and critics. US offers inside look at THAAD to convince South Koreans it’s safe The U.S. military offered a rare glimpse of an advanced missile defense batter...

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