Posted September. 07, 2017 07:34,
Updated September. 07, 2017 08:05
According to the South Korean military, around 20 large trucks carrying four THAAD launchers and support vehicles will be moved to the Seongju base early Thursday. The military has reportedly requested police cooperation on concerns over protests from local residents and anti-THAAD activists. “We plan to inform local residents and media of our plans and schedule for the deployment,” a military official said.
The U.S. Forces Korea plans to start a construction project to reinforce the base for stable operation of the THAAD equipment as soon as the installation is completed. The project includes replacing the support base of the launchers with concrete structures and building power installations, roads and quarters for troops on the base.
In a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday, President Moon said that Seoul would quickly complete the THAAD deployment. “The deployment of THAAD launchers demonstrates the strong alliance commitment against Kim Jong Un’s nuclear threats including the sixth nuclear test,” a military official said.