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Moon reshaping South Korea's military relations with US

New president vows to regain control of his country's armed forces

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South Korea's newly elected president, Moon Jae-In, speaks during a press conference at the Blue House in Seoul on May 10.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in wants to know why his Ministry of National Defense failed to inform him of four additional launchers being brought into the country for the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system.

A report from the ministry made no mention of the additional launchers, triggering Moon's ire and subsequent probe.

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