U.S. sets up missile defence system in South Korea as North flexes muscles

Trucks carrying parts of U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system arrive at Osan air base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on March 6, 2017. (U.S. Force Korea via AP)

By Foster Klug, The Associated Press, April 25, 2017 

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Hours after a display of North Korean military power, rival South Korea announced Wednesday the installation of key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defence system meant to counter the North.

South Korea’s trumpeting of progress in setting up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence system, or THAAD, comes as high-powered U.S. military vessels converge on the Korean Peninsula and as a combative North Korea signals possible nuclear and missile testing.

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