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US AND SOUTH KOREA ANNOUNCE MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM


United States and South Korean defense forces announced an advanced missile defense system to be used in the instance of attack from North Korea. The move quickly drew criticism from nearby China, which maintains relationships with the North.The so-called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, is a response to North Korea's continued testing of ballistic missile technology in spite of a United Nations ban, according to a joint statement.The statement goes on to read the system "will be focused solely on North Korea and will contribute to a layered missile defense that would enhance the Alliance's existing missile defense capabilities against North Korean missile threats."South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports a site for the system will be announced in the coming weeks.

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