Photos- Iraqi Forces Recapture More Areas in Western Mosul
This US Department of Defense/Missile Defense Agency handout photo shows a terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor launching from a THAAD battery located on Wake Island, in the western Pacific Ocean on November 1, 2015. (AFP) “There will be physical response measures from us as soon as the location and time that the invasionary tool for US world supremacy, THAAD, will be brought into South Korea are confirmed,” read a statement released by Pyongyang at the time. Tensions have been flaring in the region since January, when North Korea said it had successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb, its fourth nuclear test, and vowed to build up its nuclear program as deterrence against potential aggression from the US and its regional allies. A month later, Pyongyang launched a long-range rocket which it said placed an earth observation satellite into orbit. However, Washington and Seoul denounced it as a cover for an intercontinental ballistic missile test.