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May 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

China may be turning to diplomacy to fight THAAD in South Korea

UPI: China may be taking steps to coax Seoul to rethink the deployment of THAAD, the U.S. missile defense system that is already operational in central South Korea. The Chinese website of Lotte Mart, a retailer belonging to the same South Korean firm that owns the golf course where THAAD is deployed, was up and… read more

May 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

S. Korean Ruling Party Leader Wants THAAD Missile Returned To US

DefenseWorld.net: Seoul is raising the possibility of sending back the recently installed US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery due to the lack of parliamentary approval of this crucial national security decision. The leader of ruling Democratic Party, Woo Won-shik, was quoted as saying by Yonhap during a radio interview that the deployment of… read more

May 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

China Rappers to Seoul: ‘Big Brother’ Opposes Missile Shield

Associated Press: A rap group backed by China’s government is warning South Korea in a music video that “you’re going too far” with the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system, as Beijing seeks to bring its state-supported cultural forces to bear in the international dispute. A member of the group CD REV said government… read more

May 17, 2017 | Threat News

Missile Defense 101: N. Korea could hit with little warning

ABC News: The scenario has become pretty familiar by now. Sometime in the early morning, a missile roars off its launcher in North Korea and flies off — to a splash zone somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. But what if Pyongyang wasn’t just testing its hardware or drilling its troops? How long would it take… read more

May 16, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Tested Warhead Reentry in Latest Missile Launch

The Washington Free Beacon: North Korea flight tested a new intermediate-range missile the Pentagon assesses was practice for the reentry of a nuclear warhead into the atmosphere, according to defense officials. The missile launch was tracked from Kosong in southeastern North Korea and was identified by U.S. intelligence agencies as a KN-17, a missile capable of… read more

May 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan Favors Aegis Ashore Over Thaad to Boost Missile Defense: Sources

Reuters: Faced with North Korea’s rapid missile and nuclear development, and its threats, Japan has been looking into introducing a new missile-defense layer – either the THAAD or the Aegis Ashore, a land-based version of the Aegis system developed for war ships. Lockheed Martin Corp makes both systems. The government now favors the Aegis Ashore… read more

May 15, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Military Plans Flight Intercept Test of Ballistic Missile

Military.com: The distinctive missile telemetry ship MV Pacific Collector is in port at Aloha Tower, possibly for a key upcoming ballistic missile defense test. The 393-foot ship with twin domes housing 24-foot antennas is owned by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration and used in support of U.S. Missile Defense Agency missions. Spokesman Chris… read more

May 15, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea says new, longer-range missile can carry ‘large’ nuclear warhead

The Japan Times: North Korea’s apparently successful test-firing Sunday of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile points to a significant advance in the reclusive nation’s goal of mastering the technology needed to hit the continental United States with a long-range, nuclear-tipped missile, experts said Monday. The North bragged earlier Monday in a report carried by state… read more

May 15, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea fires missile that lands in sea near Russia

Reuters: North Korea, defying calls to curb its weapons program, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday in a launch the United States called a message to South Korea days after its new president took office pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue. Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said the… read more

May 12, 2017 | Threat News

How North Korea Managed to Defy Years of Sanctions

The New York Times: As the end of the fashion season approached, and the suits and dresses arrived in her company’s warehouses here in the Chinese border town of Dandong, the accountant crammed about $100,000 into a backpack, then boarded a rickety train with several co-workers. She asked to be identified only by her surname,… read more

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