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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2017 10:21 p.m. PST

…tipping point.

"China is lashing out at South Korea and Washington for the deployment of a powerful missile defense system known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, deposited at the Osan Air Base in South Korea on Monday evening.

The deployment of THAAD follows several ballistic missile tests by North Korea in recent months, including the launch of four missiles on Monday, three of which landed in the sea off the coast of Japan. Though THAAD would help South Korea protect itself from a North Korean missile attack, China is vocally protesting the deployment of the system, claiming it upsets the "strategic equilibrium" in the region because its radar will allow the United States to detect and track missiles launched from China.

North Korean provocations aside, THAAD's arrival on the Korean Peninsula comes amid heightened tensions between the new U.S. administration and China, as well as uncertainty surrounding the U.S. military's commitment to its security relationships in the region and around the world. Within that context, THAAD's deployment packs a significant amount of symbolic firepower alongside its battery of interceptor missiles…"
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JMcCarroll10 Mar 2017 4:59 p.m. PST

"claiming it upsets the "strategic equilibrium" in the region because its radar will allow the United States to detect and track missiles launched from China".
Silly me I thought that is what satellites are for.

Rod I Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member10 Mar 2017 5:57 p.m. PST

An interesting article here:

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Cheers.
Rod Robertson.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member10 Mar 2017 7:28 p.m. PST

I was wondering if the moving up of the delivery of the THAAD system was a bit of a show of force/cover for the government transition in SK. That is not the most sane region in the world.

Lion in the Stars12 Mar 2017 2:55 a.m. PST

If China doesn't want the US and South Koreans deploying THAAD, then perhaps they should spend a little more effort into taking littlest Kim behind the woodshed and removing his ballistic missile capabilities.

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