"The missile, which had a reported range of more than 500 kilometers (300 miles), was fired from a southern launch pad, said an official at Seoul's Defense Ministry who spoke on condition of anonymity because of office rules."
"The 2012 U.S. deal allows South Korea to possess ballistic missiles with a range of up to 800 kilometers (500 miles). A previous 2001 accord with Washington had barred South Korea from deploying ballistic missiles with a range of more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) because of concerns about a regional arms race."
[Asan Institute for Policy Studies] Measuring a Giant: South Korean Perceptions of the United States. 04/20/15
"61.4% of South Koreans blamed the US for the division of Korea
a surprising number (44.5%) stated that the two countries did not share the same interests
Specifically, 70.5% of South Koreans thought China will become the future economic superpower while only 20.2% said the same about the US. In terms of future political influence, 47.6% chose the US while 39.5% sided with China."
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