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THAAD in South Korea Poses No Threat to China's Global Security Interests

Created on June 12, 2015

THAAD in South Korea Poses No Threat to China's Global Security Interests

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A THAAD missile defense system deployed in South Korea could not intercept a Chinese ICBM since it would be outside THAAD’s range, altitude, and speed capabilities. Additionally, ICBMs launched from three Chinese missile sites shown below would follow a trajectory far north and west of the Korean peninsula en route to the United States.

Source: Heritage Foundation research.

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Tags: South-Korea, North-Korea, China, missile-defense, THAAD