US to deploy advanced missile defence system in S.Korea

South Korea and US Marines take part in a joint military drill at a fire training field in the southeastern port of PohangThe US and South Korea announced Friday that they had reached an agreement to deploy an advanced missile defence system in the South in the face of growing threats from the North. The two allies began talks on deploying the US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) system to the Korean peninsula in February when the North launched a long-range rocket following a fourth nuclear test in January. “Based on these consultations, the (South) and the US made an alliance decision to deploy THAAD… as a defence measure to ensure the security of the (South) and its people,” the defence ministries of the two countries said in a joint statement.

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