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In South Korea, a Potent Missile Defense Reshapes a Region

May 2, 2017 | 00:42 GMT
In South Korea, a Politically Potent Missile Defense
Components of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system are unloaded at Osan air base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The U.S. military is rushing to complete deployment of the missile defense system this week.
(United States Forces Korea via Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that South Korea will have to foot the $1.1 billion bill for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system being placed in its territory amounts to only a minor addition to the long list of controversies spurred by the deployment. The president's comments sparked...

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