China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S. KoreaAn anti missile system:
by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) April 29, 2016
China and Russia on Friday rapped US plans to put a missile defence system on the Korean peninsula, less than 24 hours after Pyongyang twice tested rockets thought to be capable of reaching American territory.
A series of missile tests and nuclear blasts by North Korea have pushed Seoul into talks with Washington about deploying the United States’ sophisticated Terminal High Altitude Area Defence System (THAAD), which fires projectiles to smash into enemy missiles.
Beijing fears that the presence of more US hardware on its doorstep will further tip the balance of power in the Pacific towards Washington.
- Is of NO USE unless a nation is already under attack
- Can help deter attack and therefore war
- Can be used only against missiles ALREADY IN THE AIR
- Can have NO POSSIBLE USE EVER as an offensive weapon