As tension over NKorea rises, US deploys THAAD ahead of schedule

The US military started deploying its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in South Korea on Wednesday. The step came about two months ahead of schedule in light of soaring tensions with North Korea. The advanced THAAD system defends against short-to-medium range ballistic missiles. For details on the deployment and on China's launching of an aircraft carrier, see DEBKAfile's special report

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