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South Korea halts the deployment of THAAD

By yckim124   Thursday, June 8, 2017   15,628   125   82
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South Korea's new president Moon Jae In has suspended further deployment of THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system. 


Currently, two launchers and a radar of the THAAD system is deployed and in operation in Southeastern, South Korea. The system typically requires a total of six launchers, however, the installment of remaining four launchers, which are currently in South Korea, has been halted. 


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The decision is made by President Moon who ordered an investigation after he claimed that his office was not briefed about the arrival of the four new launchers. He also demanded a full environmental impact assessment of the deployment site, which can take up to weeks or even months to complete. 


The United States expressed frustration on the decision by President Moon. Ed Royce, the chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee, addressed the issue on Wednesday night, and stated, "I hope any environmental concerns related to the full deployment of THAAD will be dispelled with a quick and thorough review. We need to use every tool at our disposal - including additional sanctions - to address the Kim regime's threats."

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BigBlueagain Saturday, June 10, 2017

The People's Republic of Korea is interested in one and ONLY one form of reunification. Under the rule of the People's Republic of Korea. That means no more corporations, no more freedoms, no more KPop, no more KDrama. Nothing except what the sawed off little psychopath wants. And for people of dual nationality? They'll be the "examples".

UKihyun BigBlueagain Wednesday, June 14, 2017

I logged in just now and saw all those presents you left me. Thanks BOB

Trssha Friday, June 9, 2017

Let's get to the root of the problem: the problem is not THAAD and the United States, it's the North Korean missles that make THAAD a necessity. Making THAAD less effective or even making it go away won't make North Korean missles go away.

rickkelly Thursday, June 8, 2017

Without Sistar and 4minute, THAAD seems like a waste of US dollars.

nq16 Thursday, June 8, 2017

Looks like a lot of people in the comments have no idea what they're talking about. China opposes THAAD, NOT because of its missile defense system, but because of the radar system. Since it's so close to China, it can detect any missiles launched from China very quickly and send the information to the US. This gives the US an advantage if they were to ever have a war. Also, the new South Korean president has already said he would like to unify both North and South Korea into a single nation. This would mean stopping deployment of THAAD, which is mainly there for North Korea anyway. On a larger scale, this entire thing is just another cold war between US and China/Russia. That's why there's so many smaller conflicts with these 3 nations being involved. These 3 nations could care less about what happens to smaller nations (in this case, South Korea) as long as they get what they want. Same thing happened in the Middle East and everywhere else in the world. The sooner US, China, and Russia stop getting involved/influencing other nations in the world, the better our world will be.

morfeo nq16 Thursday, June 8, 2017

¡China and Russia involved /influencing other nations? ¿Really? ¡Please! You should know better USA is the only with expansionist interests

makan nq16 Friday, June 9, 2017

How many US soldiers died defending South Korea? I do think that the US, China and Russia do have their own interests of course, but do you really believe that South Korea would have gone this long without war if the USA was not there to help? Going forward I do want South Korea to do what is best for South Korea... but lets be honest, the world is a very dangerous place.

BigBlueagain nq16 Friday, June 9, 2017

The sawed off little psychopath has nukes. He has threatened S.Korea on more than one occasion. You have a fool of a pacifist for a leader at this point. Here's another guy who though the same way this one does: Neville Chamberlain.- also, if NK fires at U.S. we will retaliate. We can do it from SK and do our best to protect them or we can do it through them.

bufallobiff BigBlueagain Saturday, June 10, 2017

He has nukes because he's seen what happened to Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Syria....

BigBlueagain bufallobiff Saturday, June 10, 2017

What he and the rest of the world seem to have forgotten, is there is one and only one that has actually used a nuke against an enemy . And they did it twice. Care to guess who? All he's doing is guaranteeing his destruction.

makan bufallobiff Saturday, June 10, 2017

North Korea has been after Nukes for much longer than what is going on in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan or Syria...The leadership in North Korea are evil bullies. They brainwash and murder their own people, they treat them worse than animals should be treated. Tyrants and dictators should never be allowed to stay in power anywhere.

bufallobiff BigBlueagain Sunday, June 11, 2017

You seem to revel in that fact.......typical. How does it feel to be "indispensible"

BigBlueagain bufallobiff Sunday, June 11, 2017

I don't revel in it. It is a statement of fact. Anyone else threatens, that's all it is. Maybe they do, maybe they don't. We threaten, we have. And one of those that NK is pointing their nukes at? Japan knows EXACTLY what that's like on the receiving end. SK can either be part of the coalition or they can be the ground this war will be fought on. When dealing with a psychopath like NK, there is no negotiating.

intricate Thursday, June 8, 2017

This is just an excuse to appease certain Chinese legislators. THAAD will be deployed eventually, and nobody will probably ever hear about it once it's completed.

nq16 intricate Thursday, June 8, 2017

It only partially has to do with the Chinese. You don't seem to be very informed about the issue. Their new president vowed that he would attempt to unify the two Koreas and you can't do that with THAAD being involved. I think you're being fed too much Western media when you should be looking at all sides of the story.

intricate nq16 Friday, June 9, 2017

THAAD will get deployed, just silently. It's pretty silly to think something such as THAAD isn't actually already operational to begin with. This whole brooha from the US is just a ruse to make it seem things are not going well. They're just distracting from the whole issue, or trying to at least. All the reports on economic setbacks due to THAAD also mostly deal with very specific cases that are high profile in terms of exposure. No real economic damage is actually being done by China on to SK. At this point everybody is just muscle flexing, and SK is sort of caught in between the US and China. This new president will definitely make sure to improve relations with NK, but I would definitely not be surprised that, by the end of his term, we will find that THAAD had been up and running for quite some time. Perhaps by then it wouldn't be called THAAD anymore.

BigBlueagain nq16 Friday, June 9, 2017

The new president should just start calling himself Neville Chamberlain.

vaxanne Thursday, June 8, 2017

Internal assassination in the north would solve part of the problem.

hyukki Thursday, June 8, 2017

They should've kept it and point them directly to China!

bufallobiff hyukki Thursday, June 8, 2017

You're a fucking idiot. The two Koreas would be much farther along the road to unification without U.S. meddling......S. Koreas' future is with China, not the decaying west

BigBlueagain bufallobiff Friday, June 9, 2017

So China hasn't had a damn thing to do with that? Please. Your ignorance and bias are showing.

BigBlueagain Saturday, June 10, 2017

Whatsamatter MuGirlbroupTrash? Truth hurt?

3percenter Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time to redeploy the 28,000+ US service members, equipment, and all resources to other areas of the world in the Baltic, Eastern Europe and Japan to protect real allies and leave the South Korean ingrates and appeasers to reap the North Korean whirlwind. This is an attempt to appease the Chicoms - those who support, arm, and defend the North Korean regime. This new SK president is a dangerous North Korean sympathizer who is jeopardizing the US-ROK alliance, which has been the only thing preventing the North from resuming hostilities against the South since 1953.

bufallobiff 3percenter Thursday, June 8, 2017

Again it's the John Wayne mentality. I'm sure you wouldn't hurt too many feelings in S. Korea if you did redeploy them. Take them out of Okinawa while you're at it......

3percenter bufallobiff Friday, June 9, 2017

Big talker. Easy for you and the like minded South Korean morons who live in their little Seoul metrosexual bubbles to talk shit. The Choenan sailors, the survivors of the Yeonpyeong NLL battle, the residents of Yeonpyeong Island, etc. actually have had to deal with what North Korea is capable of. The one and only reason North Korea and the ChiComs didn't finish the job they started in 1950 is the fact one of the global superpowers had boots on the ground in Korea nitwit. Think for a nanosecond North Korea is afraid of the South? Maybe in a deluded clueless South Korean nationalist fantasy, but not in real life. And all previous responsible South Korean governments were well aware of this reality as well. Little South Korea is surrounded by the Kim regime, the ChiCom behemoth, Russia, and Japan. Which of them would South Koreans like to bend over for?

2fat Thursday, June 8, 2017

This is weird. Allkpop with actual news. Funny but on the very same day Baby Huey did another test launch. The new SK president is playing a dangerous game. You can't fuck with our Oompa Lumpa crazy ass president. He'll take his toys and go home. He's been talking about bombing the NK nuclear sites. I'm sure someone will talk him down. Hopefully. We could put THAAD in Japan and leave Koreans high and dry. I feel bad for the South Koreans they did the same damned thing in this election that we did, knee jerk. Went and elected the exact opposite of the previous president. Not a good idea because this new guy want's to play footsey with Baby Huey like he can handle the murderous little bastard.

de_libra Thursday, June 8, 2017

If N. Korea fires missiles they can just throw rocks at it. Just use the two in operation to protect the American soldiers station there like sitting ducks. Let S. Korea make it's own decision on whatever their priority is.

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