THAAD ANTI-MISSILE BATTERY IN SOUTH KOREA KERFUFFLE: National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster said Sunday that the U.S. will indeed pay for the roughly $1 billion THAAD missile defense system in South Korea, amid neighboring North Korea’s repeated ballistic test launches. “What I told our South Korean counterpart is until any renegotiation, that the deals […]
Ryan Pickrell Security, Asia Major elements of the THAAD system are moving into Seongju, and the anti-missile system is expected to be operational soon. The White House national security adviser helped smooth things over with South Korea Sunday after President Donald Trump suggested that Seoul should foot the bill for ballistic missile defense. H.R. Show More Summary
One has to wonder how many time James Mattis, H.R. Macmaster, and John Kelly hear President Trump say something, quietly shake their heads and say to themselves, “I have another mess to clean up.” In the latest example, it’s national-security adviser H.R. Show More Summary
Residents in the South Korean village where a U.S. missile defense system is being installed have scuffled with police. Residents in the town Seongj were trying to block two U.S. … Click to Continue »
U.S. Pacific Command wants more missile interceptors because of North Korea, but that could complicate things with other countries.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. deployment of ballistic missile defense systems in Romania and plans to place more defense systems in Poland violate an existing arms treaty, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that Seoul pay for the THAAD advanced U.S. missile defense system would be an "impossible option," a top foreign policy adviser to South Korean presidential frontrunner Moon Jae-in said on Friday.
President Donald Trump blasted the 'horrible' trade deal between the U.S. and South Korea, threatening to "terminate" it if Seoul didn't pay for the billion-dollar THAAD.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Contradicting U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korea said Friday it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., or to pay for the U.S. missile defense system being deployed on its territory.
President Trump wants South Korea to pay for a U.S. missile defense system it’s installing in the country to protect it against North Korea.
U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday he will either renegotiate or terminate what he called a “horrible” free trade deal with South Korea and said Seoul should pay for a U.S. anti-missile system that he priced at $1 billion. In an interview with Reuters, Trump called the...
S. Korea says "no pre-talks" about bilateral trade deal Trump bashed, and contradicts him on THAAD system aimed at North Korea
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that South Korea could pay for an advanced U.S. missile defense system could test the strength of the alliance between Seoul and Washington at a time of rising tensions with North Korea, analysts said on Friday.
South Korea says it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. or pay for the U.S. missile defense system. South Korea's trade and defense ministries … Click to Continue »
Top Russian political and military officials said the U.S.'s missile defense shield in Europe may encourage Washington to launch a nuclear attack on Moscow.
Via TheAntiMedia.org, As the United States begins to move elements of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to a deployment site in South Korea earlier than expected - in the name of defending against the “evil North...Show More Summary
PROCUREMENT: Lockheed Sees More F-35, Missile Defense Orders From Abroad. You read a lot of complaints about the F-35 from people who have never flown one, but the foreign orders keep stacking up.
Amid signs China may actually be squeezing Kim regime, U.S. missile defense system draws thinly-veiled response from Beijing
The Russian Defense Ministry is converting the air defense (AD) division of the Baltic Fleet to the S-300V4 (NATO reporting name: SA-23 Gladiator/Giant) advanced super-long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, according to the Izvestia daily. Show More Summary
Kris Osborn Security, Asia The SM-3 is a kinetic energy warhead able to travel at more than 600 miles per hour; it carries no explosive, but instead relies on the sheer force of impact and collision to destroy an enemy target. The SM-3...Show More Summary