South Korea to Deploy Four Remaining THAAD Batteries

The South Korean Ministry of Defense announced that the U.S. military will be allowed to install four more THAAD launchers at the site in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province after the Ministry of Environment concluded that the full deployment would have only a small impact on the people and neighboring environment. This decision comes after the growing tensions following the North Korea’s latest nuclear test on Sunday. It stipulated that the Korean and US militaries must continue to monitor the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) levels, in addition to building anti-EMR walls and keeping the citizens informed on any developments in a timely manner. Defense Minister Song Young-moo on Monday told the Parliament that four additional THAAD launchers will be deployed next to the two launchers already in operation shortly, although he did not specify a timetable.

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Missile Defense Project, "South Korea to Deploy Four Remaining THAAD Batteries," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, September 7, 2017, last modified June 15, 2018,