China wants US to withdraw THAAD missile system from South Korea
While Trump claims that China is cooperating with the U.S. in attempts to force North Korea to rein in North Korea the Chinese have urged the US and South Korea to withdraw the THAAD anti-missile system.
|The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is being deployed by the U.S. in South Korea ostensibly to defend against any North Korean attacks. However, both Russia and China objected to the deployment on the grounds that it could be easily modified so as to be directed at them. Indeed it would give the U.S. first strike capacity on either country as discussed in a recent Digital Journal article.|