U.S. Missile Defense Shield Deployed To South Korea As Regional Tensions Rise: A Detailed Analysis

As tensions continue to rise on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has demonstrated its willingness to strike South Korea and Japan with Nuclear Weapons.

To protect our allies and our forces currently safeguarding South Korea, the Pentagon has deployed the THAAD Missile Defense System.

Take a look at this bad boy

The truth is that this is just one component of the actual missile defense capability employed in South Korea. The military is using a sophisticated defense grid made up of special radar, the THAAD missile system, the Patriot missile system, along with Aegis Cruisers and airborne radar and electronic espionage aircraft.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they started flying one of those nifty 747 mounted anti-missile/ICBM laser cannon over Seoul soon. (Yes those exist)

The Mainstream Media has gone out of its way to over hype the range and capability of North Korean missiles. At current development projections the North Koreans wouldn’t be reading to TEST fire a missile that would reach the United States until 2020.

The current arsenal employed by North Korea, is certainly dangerous in the short to medium range. They can be outfitted with chemical and biological warheads. I’m not so sure that North Korea has the technical capability to produce warheads for short or medium range missiles. They do however have the capability to produce warheads for their long-range missiles although the reliability of the long range arsenal is questionable.

What this means is that the North Korean missiles pose a direct threat to Seoul, one of the most populated cities in the world, and to the American troops defending South Korea. THAAD deployment along side existing missile defense capabilities in the Korean theater was a smart move.

The Japanese Navy has joined the American Armada and is backing the United States actions in the region.

You’d think that South Koreans would be happy that we are deploying the most advanced missile defense system in the world to defend them against the North, however that is not the case.

“About 8,000 police officers were mobilized, and the main road leading up to the site in the country’s southeast was blocked earlier Wednesday, Yonhap reported. About 200 residents and protesters rallied against THAAD in front of a local community center, with some hurling plastic water bottles.” – Protests as U.S. anti-missile system aimed at N. Korea installed

Many of the protesters claim that the THAAD system will cause tensions between South Korea and China, and that it will most likely provoke North Korea into more extreme shows of force. Chinese intelligence is currently on the ground in South Korea fanning the flames of these protests. THAAD and its related radar systems have the capability of tracking Chinese military movements. China has already begun its economic warfare against South Korea’s tourist industry in response to the deployment.

China would rather not have the most advanced radar and missile defense system of the United States parked 591 miles from Beijing.

Russia has also expressed concerns over the deployment of THAAD as they share a border with North Korea. The Russians are deploying troops to their border with North Korea to try to prevent a refugee wave in the event that war breaks out on the Korean Peninsula.

China has agreed to help the United States deal with the North Koreans and have taken serious steps to put pressure on Kim Jong-un to stop its policy of threatening its neighbors with chemical and nuclear weapons.


In my opinion, I believe that Kim Jong-un will do everything and anything to hold on to power. He is capable of launching both nuclear and chemical attacks on South Korea and American Forces in the region and is crazy enough to launch a preemptive strike on Seoul if he feels an American invasion is imminent.

This situation could possibly spin out of control, which is why ramping up Missile Defense in South Korea is both a smart move, and a necessary one.

In coming weeks we will see how effective China will be in helping the United States find a peaceful resolution to the situation on the Korean Peninsula. China has stated recently that it is willing to strike North Korea on its own if they threaten China’s economic bottom line.

Here are some links that shine a light into the complexity of the Korean dilemma

Lil Kim is still playing with Fire 

Koreas on a collision course 

North Korea Evacuates Pyongyang

US Airforce Expanding Presence In South Korea

China ponders cutting off North Koreas Oil Supply

China might bomb North Korea to protect its trade interests 

Japan warns North Korea could launch chemical and biological weapons

Japanese Ships Join American Armada

Preemptive Strike On The Table If North Korea reached for the nuclear trigger

North Korea threatens to use Nukes in response to American provocations

China stops buying Coal from North Korea, starts buying from US

China flaunts missiles on state TV as Beijing urges North Korea to give up its Nukes

North Korea’s hidden submarine threat as regime warns ‘ready’ for war

Satellite Images Show Activity At North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site

China and South Korea Discuss Sanctions

Could North Korea be the flash point for WW3?

Will Trump make a deal with China on North Korea?








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