He told reporters before his departure from Japan that "We must make North Korea understand there is no bright future for the country if it pursues the current path".
The Army's 718th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company (EOD) in South Korea should be taught to be able to identify hazardous materials, "know how to perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations", as well as to be able implement decontamination procedures, according to the contract proposal which the Army posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website.
Protesters gathered again Wednesday near the former golf course that is housing THAAD, saying they would try to try to block the entrance with cars and tractors.
There was no chance the xenon "will have an impact on South Korea's territory or population", the agency said.
A new poll from Gallup Korea shows that some 58% of South Koreans don't believe that North Korea will start a war, and 37% think they will.
The communist state has test-fired dozens of missiles and conducted three underground nuclear tests over the past year and a half in defiance of punishing U.N. Security Council sanctions and diplomatic pressure.
Violent street protests erupt in South Korea over the deployment of an additional USA missile-defense system in the country.
In response to the North's sixth nuclear test, the U.S., South Korea and others have been pushing for a new package of powerful sanctions on the North, including banning crude oil supplies to the country and freezing the assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
"If we do use it on North Korea, it will be a very sad day for North Korea".
The demand contradicted the stance of their host, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has dismissed sanctions as a solution. "This leads nowhere", Putin added.
Tension on the Korean peninsula has escalated as North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un stepped up the development of weapons in defiance of UN sanctions and global pressure, testing a string of missiles this year and conducting its sixth nuclear test on Sunday. "Have ever you thought about it?"
On Thursday and Friday, the US and South Korea are set to conduct a joint anti-submarine drill, Yonhap news agency reported.
The weapons are called "frankenmissiles" as they are hybrids of two existing types of ballistic missiles.
Earlier this week, South Korean intelligence sources detected evidence that preparations were underway at a test site.