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US PLANS TO DEPLOY ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE SYSTEMS TO SOUTH KOREA

South Korea and the United States are discussing plans to deploy a U.S. Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense anti-ballistic missile system on the Korean Peninsula. The THAAD system would protect against tactical and theater ballistic missiles at ranges up to 200 kilometers and altitudes up to 150 kilometers. It will be equipped with X-band radar that has a much longer range. China is voicing strong opposition to the plan. Beijing reminded Seoul that China is South Korea’s major trading partner and that a deployment could lead to significant political and economic costs. In turn Seoul said that it will make a decision on THAAD based on its own national interests, not Chinese pressure.

China sees the deployment of the system as the potential start of greater U.S. deployment of anti-ballistic missile systems on the Asian mainland. In general, China’s actions depict a concern that enhanced U.S. anti-ballistic missile capabilities would weaken Chinese nuclear deterrence and thus shift the ba…

TURKISH COUP ATTEMPT IN MAPS, NUMBERS

The purge after the failed Turkish coup attempt in numbers:
30 provincial governors and 47 district governors dismissed
8777 Interior Ministry staff (incl. police) dismissed
2745 judges dismissed
Over 3000 soldiers and high ranking officers detained
Close to 1,500 staff at the ‘Ministry of Finance’ dismissed
At least 20 news websites have been blocked in Turkey

Arrests are ongoing…

A list of Turksih Armed Forces units that have lost their commanders







MILITARY SITUATION IN SYRIA’S MANBIJ – MAP UPDATE