US deploying anti-missile defence system to South Korea

March 7, 2017 10:59 pm

South Korean army soldiers patrol along the barbed-wire fence in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. Photo / AP

The is deploying an advanced anti-missile defence system to South Korea as part of steps to bolster its ability to defend against North Korean ballistic missiles, the White House says.
North Korea’s launching of four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest yesterday is consistent with its history of “provocative behaviour” and stands with its allies against the threat, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters.
“The Trump Administration is taking steps to enhance our ability to defend against North Korea’s ballistic missiles such as through the deployment of a THAAD battery to South Korea,” he said.
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