The US will deploy a high-tech antiballistic-missile system to South Korea “as soon as possible” now that the allies have reached an agreement. The advanced air defense shield will beef up Seoul’s arsenal amid growing nuclear and missile threats from the North.

“South Korea and the US have made the joint decision to deploy the THAAD system with US Forces Korea as part of a defensive action to guarantee the security of the Republic of Korea and our people from North Korea’s nuclear weapons, weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile threats,” the Ministry of National Defense said on Friday. FULL REPORT