December 03, 2021

S.Korea to review possible new sites for THAAD deployment

Alternative site is located 18 kilometers north of the previous zone

South Korea will review possible new locations for deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, its Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on Monday.

The decision follows extended deadlock between the national government and local citizens, who through rallies and protests have expressed concern that the THAAD technology may pose health risks or damage local fruit crops.