South Korea and US Begin Military Exercise

Posted on:09 Mar 2016 09:19:20
South Korea and US Begin Military Exercise
09 March 2016 Current Affairs: The military exercise has started by US and South Korea.The joint U.S. and South Korean military command said the training involves about17,000 American troops and more than 300,000 South Koreans.The latest N. sanctions imposed on North Korea were drafted by the United States and China as punishment for its nuclear test and satellite launch of ballistic missile technology.Following this North Korea in its media proclaimed a threat to attack the USIn addition to this South Korea’s spy agency said it would hold an emergenc cyber-security meeting on Tuesday to check readiness against any threat of cyber attack from the NorthSouth Korea and the U.S. militaries began talks on Friday on the deployment of an advanced anti-missile .Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in South Korea.Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD)Shoots down short and medium-range ballistic missiles in the terminal phase of their flightUses hit-to-kill technology  where kinetic energy destroys the incoming warheadHas a range of 200km and can reach an altitude of 150km.US has previously deployed it in Guam and Hawaii as a measure against potential attacks from North Koreatitude of 150km.US has previously deployed it in Guam and Hawaii as a measure against potential attacks from North Korea

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