US TO DEPLOY THAAD ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILES TO SOUTH KOREA: North Korea’s threats produce a military response. This deal has been in the works for quite some time. The article comes from a South Korean publication. Note how it emphasizes that this was a mutual decision. It improves South Korean and Japanese anti-missile defenses (regional defenses).

Seoul and Washington agreed to deploy the U.S.-led Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) system in Korea, a move aimed at countering North Korean nuclear and missile threats, the Ministry of National Defense announced Friday.