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North Korea Suspected of Spying on THAAD

Drone found with pictures of site in Seongju

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman has a new subject to broach with his "friend for life" : North Korea is suspected of spying on America's Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system hosted by Pyongyang's neighbor to the south, reports Reuters . Not far from its border with North Korea on Friday, South Korea'... More »

North Korea Fires Missiles, Slams Trump's 'Egotism'

Ground-to-ship missiles land near site of US drills

(Newser) - North Korea angered the US and its own neighbors Thursday morning with yet another missile launch, this time involving what South Korean officials believe were multiple anti-ship missiles from Wonsan on the country's east coast. Officials say the missiles traveled around 125 miles. Pyongyang is trying to develop missiles... More »

S. Korea Leader: I Wasn't Told of New US Missile Launchers

Moon Jae-in says it's 'very shocking' his defense officials didn't fill him in

(Newser) - Calling it a "very shocking" incident, South Korea's new president on Tuesday demanded a probe into why his office wasn't told by defense officials about the arrival of several additional launchers for a contentious US missile defense system meant to cope with North Korea's nuclear threat.... More »

THAAD Up and Running, Though Not Without Grumbles

Over money, health issues, and more

(Newser) - After last month announcing it would deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system in South Korea within the year, the US military says THAAD is now operational and—in what is sure to thrill Kim Jong Un—"has the ability to intercept North Korean missiles," per the New ... More »

N. Korea: We Were Training to Hit US Bases

Nikki Haley calls country a 'menace'

(Newser) - North Korea says its missile launches Monday were practice tests for strikes on US bases in Japan, which could potentially "wipe out" 54,000 US troops, per CNN and AFP . A Tuesday report from North Korea's state news agency KCNA said the four missiles—three of which fell... More »

China Seethes as US Deploys S. Korea Anti-Missile System

Beijing says there will be consequences

(Newser) - US missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up a controversial missile defense system have arrived in South Korea, the US and South Korean militaries said Tuesday, a day after North Korea test-launched four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. The plans to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area... More »

Defense Chief Delivers 'Unexpected Present' to South Korea

Gen. James Mattis reassures country in first foreign trip

(Newser) - Gen. James Mattis is in South Korea, and the new defense secretary has delivered what one analyst calls an "unexpected present" from the Trump administration: clarity on US policy. Mattis arrived in the country Thursday on his first foreign trip in his new role; he'll also visit Japan.... More »

US Moving Missile-Defense System to Guam After N. Korea Threats

Pentagon to deploy advanced battery to protect military bases

(Newser) - North Korea's threats to hit US targets in the Pacific might well be hot air, but the Pentagon says it has no choice but to take them seriously. As a result, it plans to move a high-tech missile-defense system to Guam to protect military bases in the area, reports... More »

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