Because of the potential for defense, interest in developing nuclear power has increased in the modern era. North Korea is among the nations that have started a project to create nuclear weapons, including missiles. This move is seen as a threat to the security of the area and the entire globe. From the start of the twenty-first century, it has been evident that North Korea’s regime is determined to create viable nuclear weapons programs. This trend has been vigorously resisted both locally and internationally. The government publicly admitted in 2009 that it had fired off a relatively modest nuclear bomb. The program has been viewed as a threat to both nations worldwide, including the United States, and those in the area, including South Korea, China, and Japan. Nonetheless, it is believed that the United States is the only country capable of protecting both the area and the entire globe from the threat posed by North Korean missiles (Fox and Orman 259). The international community has expressed interest in creating practical strategies to halt North Korea’s further development of nuclear weapons.
To thwart North Korea’s efforts to advance its nuclear program, the US government recommended the creation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD). In order to effectively counter North Korea’s activities, the suggested program would be established in South Korea (Fox and Orman 259). The U.S. government believes the missile defense system is the most practical way to deal with North Korea’s nuclear missile testing problem. The US government sees the THAAD as having the potential to strengthen South Korea’s defense capabilities against the clear danger presented by North Korea’s advanced missile capabilities from a global security standpoint.