SKorea to deploy more THAAD launchers Thursday
South Korea will add four more launchers to its advanced missile defense system on Thursday amid heightening tensions with North Korea, the South's Defense Ministry said. The step came after Pyongyang conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday. Two launchers from the US-made Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system were deployed in April to counter rising threats from the North.
Meanwhile, South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Vladivostok to discuss the North Korea nuclear issue.