August 06, 2021

Chaebol owned golf club selected as new site for THAAD

The new location is tactically suitable, but could spark further protests

The new deployment site for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system has been finalized as the Lotte Skyhill Seongju Country Club; a golf course owned by one South Korea's major conglomerates (chaebols) in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province,  it was announced on Friday.

The new location is still strategically suitable to defend most of the South against the North’s missile threats, though the decision may cause fresh rounds of protests from other concerned parties.