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China Blasts U.S., South Korea Missile Defense Deployment

  • U.S. to deploy Thaad anti-missile defense system in South
  • North Korea calls U.S. sanctions on Kim a ‘declaration of war’
Replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (C-behind) and South Korean Hawk surface-to-air missiles (foreground) are seen at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on February 17, 2011. Recent satellite images show that North Korea has completed a launch tower at its new missile base, a key step in efforts to test a missile which could eventually reach the United States, experts say. AFP PHOTO/JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
Photographer: Jung Yeon Je/AFP via Getty Images
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South Korea and the U.S. have agreed to deploy the Thaad anti-ballistic missile system on the Korean peninsula, a move that drew immediate condemnation from China.

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