Project aims to protect population in and around Seoul, which lies within range of North Korea’s artillery.
The United State’s threatened sanctions on Turkey and its previous exclusion from the F-35 program are rooted in undeclared motives, and the inability to admit that the Patriot missile system is not what it’s claimed to be.
As US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un try and outdo each other with threats over Guam, what do the residents of the island feel? Is there calm or an exodus to avoid planned Pyongyang strikes? And why Guam?
The test will be the first of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) to defend against a simulated attack by an intermediate-range ballistic missile.
Ahead of Moscow visit, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) installation jeopardises the strategic balance in the region.
Protesters said US President Donald Trump had "forced" South Korea to deploy the system amid rising tensions with the North.
The missile tests are the latest launches by the isolated county, acting in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. The launches came a day after South Korea postponed further deployment of a controversial US anti-missile system.
People who live near the deployment site say the presence of the US anti-missile system is a risk to their security. Candidates running for the May 9 presidential election are split over the issue.
The DPRK says the US is pushing the region to the brink of nuclear war. China has called for an immediate halt to deployment of the system, which it believes could be used to spy on its territory and could further destabilise regional security.
The US military said the deployment anti-missile defence system to South Korea
The United States and South Korea held live-fire drills on the same day police and residents clashed in the area that the anti-missile system is being deployed to south of Seoul.
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