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S. Korea Completes Land Provision Process for THAAD Deployment

S. Korea Completes Land Provision Process for THAAD Deployment

SEOUL, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has completed the process to provide a site for the deployment of the advanced U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Since the official announcement of a decision to install a THAAD battery in South Korea, Seoul and Washington have been negotiating [...]

S. Korea to Check Alternate Sites for THAAD

S. Korea to Check Alternate Sites for THAAD

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s military said Monday it will conduct detailed examinations into three sites in the rural county of Seongju to check if alternate locations can be found to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system.  The move comes as Seongju residents strongly protested the government’s decision to install the [...]

Seongju Residents Ask Gov’t to Pick Alternate Site for THAAD

Seongju Residents Ask Gov’t to Pick Alternate Site for THAAD

SEONGJU, South Korea, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Residents of Seongju on Sunday officially requested that the government pick an alternate site within their county for the deployment of the advanced U.S. missile defense system.  The emergency committee set up to respond to Seoul’s plan to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery [...]

Seongju Residents Willing to Consider Alternate Site for THAAD

Seongju Residents Willing to Consider Alternate Site for THAAD

SEOUL/SEONGJU, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Residents of Seongju said Friday that they can consider an alternate site for the the advanced U.S. defense shield if the government scraps its initial decision to place the system at an existing anti-aircraft missile base.  The emergency committee opposed to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area [...]

Defense Chief Defends Seongju as Optimal Site for THAAD

Defense Chief Defends Seongju as Optimal Site for THAAD

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s defense chief on Wednesday defended the government’s decision to select Seongju, a southeastern county, as the site for an advanced anti-missile system to counter threats from North Korea, according to military officials.  In a meeting with representatives of Seongju residents held in the rural town from 2:00 [...]

Defense Chief to Visit THAAD Site for Dialogue with Residents

Defense Chief to Visit THAAD Site for Dialogue with Residents

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s defense chief will visit Seongju, the selected site for an advanced U.S. anti-missile system this week, to hold talks with local residents angered by the “unilateral” deployment decision, the defense ministry said Tuesday.  Han Min-koo will visit the rural county, 296 kilometers southeast of Seoul, on Wednesday, [...]

Gov’t Can Consider New Site in Seongju for THAAD Deployment: Park

Gov’t Can Consider New Site in Seongju for THAAD Deployment: Park

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – President Park Geun-hye on Thursday said her government can consider deploying an advanced U.S. antimissile system to a new location within the southern county of Seongju rather than an already designated spot, amid strong opposition by residents.  Park made the remarks during a meeting with 11 lawmakers from Daegu [...]

Koreans Strike against Decision to Deploy U.S. Missile Defense System

Koreans Strike against Decision to Deploy U.S. Missile Defense System

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Locals in Seongju County, which was chosen by the government Wednesday as the site for THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) battery deployment, took to the streets vehemently criticizing the decision. There took place a similar protest in front of the defense ministry building in Seoul on the same day [...]