Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Evidently, with Trump's retreat from being the force of good in the world, the idea is to set everyone up with a missile defense in case his company in Russia goes bad.

Did anyone bill South Korea for the additional missile interceptors? They may be a freebie if shipped in error. Ouch. And the USA is supposed to be run like a business?

Expensive ideology.

May 30, 2017
By Hyung-Jin Kim

Seoul, South Korea — (click here) Calling it a “very shocking” incident, South Korea’s new president on Tuesday demanded an investigation into why his office wasn’t told by defense officials about the arrival of several additional launchers for a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to cope with North Korea’s nuclear threat.

Before taking office on May 10, Moon Jae-in vowed to review the deployment of a system that has infuriated both North Korea and China, which consider its powerful radar a security threat. Many of Moon’s supporters don’t want the system, which U.S. President Donald Trump suggested Seoul should pay for.

On Tuesday, senior presidential adviser Yoon Young-chan said Moon has discovered that four additional launchers for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, system have arrived in South Korea since the original two launchers were installed in April.

Yoon said senior Defense Ministry officials didn’t report the arrival of the additional launchers when they gave Moon’s policy advisory committee a briefing last Thursday.

“President Moon said it’s ‘very shocking’ after receiving a report” on the incident from his national security director, Yoon said at a news conference....

...A THAAD battery consists of six truck-mounted launchers that can fire up to 48 interceptor missiles, fire control and communication equipment, and a powerful X-band radar officially known as AN/TPY-2. The THAAD system was installed in the southeastern town of Seongju....

It is coming out of Trump's paycheck!

...It’s unclear if Moon will go ahead with his campaign pledge to re-examine the THAAD deployment because a request for the withdrawal of the system’s components could severely undermine ties with Washington, Seoul’s most important ally, analysts say. The United States stations about 28,500 troops in South Korea as deterrence against potential aggression from North Korea....

Japan and South Korea need to reassess their defense. Trump is giving away deployments of US nuclear submarines, that is a fact!

What is also a fact is that he didn't discuss the deployment of Russian nuclear subs at the same time.