FILE PHOTO: A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska during Flight Test THAAD (FTT)-18 in Kodiak, Alaska, U.S., July 11, 2017. Leah Garton/Missile Defense Agency/Handout via REUTERS
BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.S. military has deployed its most advanced air and missile defense system to Israel for the first time, U.S. and Israeli military officials said on Monday.
The deployment, which began in March, was intended to test the U.S. military's ability to rapidly deploy such weapons around the world, said a spokeswoman for U.S. European Command.
Upcoming U.S.-South Korean “war games” may be on hold, but the Pentagon is moving forward with plans to upgrade missile defense systems designed to counter a strike by North Korea against Seoul or other regional allies, according to the director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.
Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney told Fox News on Aug. 7 that in the event of a nuclear attack from North Korea on the U.S. or South Korea, Pyongyang would have about 15 minutes to bask in its glory before the U.S. flattened the country.