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It looks cool, but does it work? A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a test, in this undated photo provided by the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency.

It looks cool, but does it work? A Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a test, in this undated photo provided by the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency. 

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U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters/File Photo 

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Tagged: North KoreaSouth KoreaUnited StatesDavid AxeTHAADanti-missile defense systemmissile defenseNorth Korea policy.