>> Newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-In, saying he's very shocked to learn of four new launchers in the United States THAAD anti-missile system. And ordering a probe Tuesday, into why his defense ministry failed to inform him. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense otherwise known as THAAD, was deployed by the US in South Korea in March.
With just two of its maximum six launchers to counter the growing missile threat from North Korea. During his successful presidential campaign earlier this month, Moon called for a parliamentary review of the THAAD system, whose deployment has also infuriated China, North Korea's lone major ally. Moon had campaigned on a more moderate approach to Pyongyang.
Even as North Korean leader Kim Jon-Un pursues nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in defiance of UN security council resolutions and threats of more sanctions. The US military in South Korea did not immediately respond to Moon's remarks, the South Korean military also had no immediate comment.