Why South Korea Needs THAAD Missile Defense

Issue & Policy Briefs April 21, 2015, No. 175

South Korea, Japan, and the U.S. need a more effective anti-ballistic missile system to counter North Korea’s increased nuclear and missile threats. Yet Seoul has so far wavered in agreeing to the deployment of THAAD. It would do better to enhance its defense capability and rebuff Beijing’s pressure tactics, argues Bruce Klingner.

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