Stitching Together a Missile Shield in Asia

Harrison Menke

This summer, U.S. ballistic missile defenses (BMD) notched a key achievement in the Asia-Pacific. Rather than on the target range, however, this time the success came on the diplomatic front. In August, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of […]

U.S. High-Altitude Missile System For S. Korea Upsets China, N. Korea, Russia, Poses Problems For South


The specter of Chinese warplanes buzzing U.S. and Japanese planes adds urgency to U.S. pressure for high-altitude defense in Asia against a still more formidable threat: that of missiles fired by North Korea and maybe even China. Both the Pentagon […]

Thaad missile system no threat, U.S. general says

Korea JoongAng Daily

Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the commander of the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command, said the controversial deployment of a Washington-led advanced missile defense system would not pose a regional threat to neighboring countries, including China, according to South Korean lawmakers. At […]

Xi asked Park to ‘tread carefully’ on U.S. missile defense system

Yonhap News Agency

BEIJING (Yonhap) ― Chinese President Xi Jinping asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye to “tread carefully” over a U.S. move to deploy its advanced missile-defense system in South Korea during their July summit, two Seoul diplomatic sources said Tuesday. Xi […]