WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo yesterday issued the following statement regarding a joint decision by the United States and South Korea to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) to the Korean Peninsula. This deployment is in addition to the THAAD that is permanently stationed on Guam.
“I applaud the joint decision by U.S. and Korean officials to deploy a THAAD to the Korean peninsula. This is necessary to protect our servicemembers, civilians, and interests, as well as those of South Korea from the ever-present North Korean nuclear threat. We know how valuable THAAD is on Guam and this deployment will complement the battery permanently stationed on our island. We must continue to counter proliferation in the region and use our influence and capabilities to ultimately end the North Korean regime’s increasingly aggressive and destabilizing actions.”