21 US Weapons That Could Stop North Korea

21 US Weapons That Could Stop North Korea

By The Fiscal Times Staff  // 

THAAD Interceptor

The U.S. has deployed launchers for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in South Korea, though the move has been controversial there. THAAD is designed to shoot down ballistic missiles. In this photo, a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from a THAAD battery located on Wake Island, during Flight Test Operational (FTO)-02 Event 2a, conducted Nov. 1, 2015. During the test, the THAAD system successfully intercepted two air-launched ballistic missile targets.

Ben Listerman