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January 10, 2017
S. Korea vows US missile system as opposition lawmakers head to China
Seoul (AFP) Jan 4, 2017
South Korea is committed to deploying an advanced US missile defense system this year despite opposition from China, a minister said Wednesday, even as opposition lawmakers headed to Beijing with a different message. Seoul and Washington agreed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the South after a string of North Korean nuclear and missile tests - prompting strong objections from China. "THAAD deployment is part of our efforts to bolster defense against threats f ... read more

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