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Gamechanging U.S. Missiles May Alter North Asian Geopolitics

  • U.S seeks to deploy Thaad in South Korea after North's rocket
  • North Korea may respond by bolstering missile systems
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North Korean Rocket Test Launches Global Concern

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The U.S. has opened the door to parking a ballistic missile defense system on North Korea’s doorstep, a move that could reshape North Asia’s security landscape.

Kim Jong Un’s weekend launch of a long-range rocket prompted a reaction that his nuclear test last month did not: South Korea now says it will consider allowing the deployment on its soilof a U.S. army system known as Thaad.