The US says THAAD was installed to counter a growing nuclear threat from North Korea, but the 170 people who live in the village where it is based say setting up a missile defence system on their front door is asking for trouble.
Ties between the US and South Korea are strained over payment for deployment of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Beijing is also increasingly concerned by developments on the Korean peninsula.
The United States and South Korea last year agreed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to counter the threat of missile launches by North Korea.
The White House says retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward cited family and financial reasons for opting not to take the job. Harward was Trump's pick to replace Michael Flynn, who resigned on Monday.
The pro-war rhetoric of both the Republican and Democratic party candidates attracts investment in heavy-duty weaponry.
North Korea's allies, China and Russia, have expressed worries that the anti-missile system's radar will be able to track their own military capabilities, and that the deployment will do nothing to lower temperatures on the Korean peninsula.
Two F-22 fighter jets from US Air Force land at Lithuanian airbase to show support as region worries over Russian military manoeuvres
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