REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak - A boy looks at models of a North Korean Scud-B missile (R in the back row), a Nike missile (L in the back row) and Hawk surface-to-air missiles (R in the front row) at the Korean War Memorial Museum in Seoul February 24, 2009.

Opinion

Missile defense and South Korea: President Park’s strategic ambiguity is warranted

March 27, 2015, Ho-Jin Lee

A heated debate has developed in South Korea about whether the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system (THAAD) should be deployed there. Ho-Jin Lee writes that while this issue has its supporters and opponents, the Park Geun-hye government’s strategic ambiguity on the matter is warranted, given the multi-faceted implications involved.

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