South Korea to Permit More THAAD, Upgrade Patriot

South Korea to Permit More THAAD, Upgrade Patriot

On July 29, South Korean officials said the country will allow the deployment of four additional Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers. The four THAAD units are already in…

US Conducts Successful THAAD Test

US Conducts Successful THAAD Test

On July 30, the United States conducted an intercept test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system. The test was deemed successful, with THAAD intercepting a…

THAAD Intercept Test Successful

THAAD Intercept Test Successful

On July 11, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted an intercept test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD). The test, designated Flight Test THAAD (FTT)-18, was successful. The…

South Korea Suspends THAAD Deployment

South Korea Suspends THAAD Deployment

On June 7, South Korean president Moon Jae-in suspended further deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea. The move comes after revelations the…

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

Missile threats facing both the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific are increasing in complexity, number, and source. In response, the Trump administration is using missile defenses to boost military capability and signal resolve, as indicated by the deployment of THAAD to South Korea…