Missile System in South Korea – level 1

19-09-2017 07:00

In South Korea, the military gets four rocket launchers. The country wants to use them for protection. The weapons would protect people from missile attacks.

The military wants to put the rocket launchers near where some people live. These people are upset. They protest. They fight with the police. People get hurt.

These people worry about the radar that works with the rocket launchers. They think that it will be dangerous for their health. They also worry that North Korea will not like this. They think that it might attack them.

Difficult words: military (a country’s army, navy, or air force), rocket launcher (a big gun for firing for a rocket), radar (a machine which lets you see what is in the sky).

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