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Thaad: US begins deploying missile defence system in South Korea - BBC News

The US says it has begun deploying the first parts of a controversial missile defence system in South Korea. The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system (Thaad) is designed to protect against threats from North Korea. The move to begin installing ...and more »

Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, President Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea's missile program in hopes of sabotaging test launches in their opening seconds. Soon a large number of ...and more »

US Starts Deploying Thaad Antimissile System in South Korea, After North's Tests - New York Times

HONG KONG — Alarmed over North Korea's increasingly provocative behavior, the United States said Tuesday that it had started to deploy an antimissile system in South Korea that China has angrily opposed as a threat to its security. The deployment of ...and more »

Why Trump should strike a deal with North Korea - CNN

Leon V. Sigal is director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council in New York. The opinions expressed here are solely his. (CNN) The United States is going through the five stages of grief over ...and more »

North Korea Is Practicing for Nuclear War - Foreign Policy (blog)

On Monday morning, North Korea launched four missiles from the northwest corner of the country that traveled 620 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan. While none of the launches were the long-awaited test of an intercontinental-range ballistic ...and more »

North Korea, Out to Launch - Foreign Affairs

On March 6, North Korea tested the new administration in Washington for a second time by simultaneously launching four ballistic missiles, which Pyongyong claims can be mounted with nuclear warheads. Three of them landed just 200 miles shy of Japan's ...and more »

North Korea: Four ballistic missiles fired into sea - BBC News

North Korea has launched four ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan. Three of them fell into Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) after flying some 1,000km (620 miles), in what PM Shinzo Abe called a "new stage of threat". They were fired from ...and more »

Explaining Thaad, and Why It So Bothers China: QuickTake Q&A - Bloomberg

Elected South Korea's president in May, Moon Jae-In opposed the early deployment of a U.S. missile defense system aimed at protecting his country from a North Korean attack. Now, after months of accelerated missile launches and a huge nuclear test by ...and more »

THAAD and the Future of Strategic Stability in East Asia - The Diplomat

The deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea, announced by U.S. Pacific Command on March 6th, improves the United States' deterrent against North Korean attack. Yet it could also significantly damage strategic ...and more »

South Korea's Lotte reports store closures in China amid political stand-off - Reuters

SEOUL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have closed nearly two dozen retail stores of South Korea's Lotte Group following inspections, ramping up pressure on the conglomerate amid a diplomatic standoff that has cast a chill over business ties ...and more »