Kevin Rudd claims to have the solution to the North Korean threat

A scene near downtown Juneau AlaskaSource Becky Bohrer  AP

While China and North Korea have continuously opposed the deployment of THAAD, there have been concerns from South Korea as well with regards to the anti-missile system.

The THAAD system-it stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense-is primarily built by Lockheed Martin.

Reports claim that the White House set up the THAAD missiles in Guam as a protection against a possible missile attack from North Korea.

North Korea just tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the U.S. state of Alaska.

The US plans to test the THAAD system from Kodiak, Alaska. The United States, France and the United Kingdom called for adoption of a new sanctioning resolution of the Security Council as the answer to the missile test. Russia's Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov said Russian Federation also object to any attempts to strangle North Korea with economic sanctions, as millions of people in the country are already in humanitarian need.

The officials who disclosed to Reuters the precise nature and timing of the upcoming test spoke on condition of anonymity. It is capable of detecting, tracking, and engaging a target with a THAAD interceptor. While the threat of an ICBM attack on Australia is "low", longer-range and submarine-launched ballistic and cruise missiles could threaten Australian territory, and shorter-range ballistic and cruise missiles pose a threat to deployed forces.




"The test is designated as Flight Test THAAD (FTT)-18", Johnson added, but did not give further details.

"I appreciate the things that you have done relative to the very substantial problem that we all face in North Korea, a problem that something has to be done about", he said, according to South Korean Jonhap News agency.

THAAD's success rate in testing is far higher than the one for America's Ground-based Midcourse Defence system (GMD), the system specifically created to shoot down an ICBM headed for the U.S. mainland.

THAAD could be cheered on as a success if it works here, but relations between North Korea and Washington will continue to sour.

In a key development, the GMD system successfully shot down an incoming, simulated North Korean ICBM in a test in May. Further, it called upon North Korea to refrain from such actions that undermine worldwide peace.

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