Missile Defense Agency FTO-01 Flight Test

Questions raised over China’s THAAD opposition

The Korea Herald

China’s dogged opposition to the potential deployment of an additional U.S. missile defense asset to South Korea has raised questions over Beijing’s true intensions, given that the interception system does not pose any serious security threat to China. Some assume […]

‘S. Korea needs to block THAAD deployment’

The Korea Times

National security analyst Paik Hak-soon believes that the government should oppose any move by the United States to deploy its latest ballistic missile interception system in South Korea as part of its missile defense (MD) program. “A Terminal High-Altitude Area […]


Shortchanging Missile Defense

The Wall Street Journal

A North Korean Taepodong-class missile is displayed during a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Within days of President Obama releasing […]

North Korea’s Missile Threat And China’s Objections To South Korea’s Missile Defense


During his visit to Seoul on February 4, PRC Defense minister Chang Wanquan is reported to have raised objections with South Korean counterparts to the potential deployment of a THAAD (Theater High-Altitude Area Defense) battery  to South Korean territory, and Xi Jinping reportedly […]