Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following comments about U.S. deployment of the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea:
"North Korea's recent missile launches and advancing nuclear weapons programs represent a clear and present threat to our national security. The U.S. deployment of the THAAD missile defense system to the Korean Peninsula is the right immediate step to enhance our regional defenses against North Korea. This defensive system deployment further demonstrates our alliance commitments to South Korea and Japan.
South Korea continues to work closely with the United States on our mutual security. Its leadership in hosting THAAD once again demonstrates South Korea's enduring commitment to our critical alliance."