South Korea, US select site for THAAD anti-missile system

"A team of South Korean and U.S. military officials has selected the southeastern county of Seongju to deploy an anti-missile defence system designed to protect against North Korea`s missile and nuclear threats", South Korea said on Wednesday.

Reuters| Last Updated: Jul 13, 2016, 12:30 PM IST

Seoul: "A team of South Korean and U.S. military officials has selected the southeastern county of Seongju to deploy an anti-missile defence system designed to protect against North Korea`s missile and nuclear threats", South Korea said on Wednesday.

"The location will allow the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery to provide protection for up to two-thirds of the South Korean population and for nuclear power plants and oil storage facilities", the South`s Defence Ministry said.