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Missile defenses head to S. Korea

  • COURTESY PHOTO BY BEN LISTERMAN

    A Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched from a battery on Wake Island during a Nov. 1, 2015 flight test. During the test, the THAAD system successfully intercepted two air-launched ballistic missile targets.

The Hawaii-based U.S. Pacific Command said Monday it had deployed to South Korea the “first elements” of a controversial Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system for protection against growing ballistic missile threats from North Korea. Read more

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