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  • Kim Jong-un nervous about assassination: NIS

    06/15/2017 5:22:01 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 38 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | 2017-06-15 18:45 Updated : 2017-06-15 19:52 | Yeo Jun-suk (
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Yonhap) South Korea and the US are seeking to establish a special forces team to take out Pyongyang’s leadership in the event of a contingency. Scheduled to be created by the end of this year, the unit will be tasked with eliminating Kim and paralyzing the North’s command and control system. “Kim is so engrossed with collecting information about the ‘decapitation operation’ through his intelligence agency,” said Lee, referring to the title of the clandenstie operation targeting Kim. Despite economic hardship in the country, North Korea appears to have inched closer to securing key technology...
  • Pressure cooker bomb injures South Korea university professor

    06/14/2017 4:57:57 AM PDT · by blueplum
    UPI ^ | 13 June 2017 2:34pm | Elizabeth Shim
    June 13 (UPI) -- An engineering professor at a prestigious university in South Korea was injured after being burned by a pressure-cooker bomb found in a package left outside his lab room. The Yonsei University professor had found the box at the door of a fourth-floor laboratory on Tuesday morning, Yonhap reported. {snip} The explosion prompted an evacuation. An investigative team of more than 70 police officers and forensic scientists were dispatched to the site. Large nails that filled the device did not scatter outward because the explosive did not completely detonate.
  • South Korea Suspends Deployment of U.S. Antimissile System

    06/07/2017 10:37:27 AM PDT · by Trentamj · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 7, 2017 | Motoko Rich
    South Korea’s newly elected president, Moon Jae-in, has suspended the deployment of an American missile defense system, an apparent concession to China and a significant break with the United States on policy toward North Korea.
  • S. Korea's new leader orders probe of US missile launchers

    05/30/2017 6:30:30 PM PDT · by blueplum · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 30 May 2017 6:37am ET | Hyung-jin Kim, AP
    Calling it a "very shocking" incident, South Korea's new president on Tuesday demanded an investigation into why his office wasn't told by defense officials about the arrival of several additional launchers for a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to cope with North Korea's nuclear threat. Before taking office on May 10, Moon Jae-in vowed to review the deployment of a system that has infuriated both North Korea and China, which consider its powerful radar a security threat. Many of Moon's supporters don't want the system, which U.S. President Donald Trump suggested Seoul should pay for. On Tuesday, senior presidential...
  • Korea turns to Israeli contractor for KF-X jet radar: source

    05/23/2017 9:26:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | 2017-05-23
    South Korea has formally decided to receive some technology support from Israel for the development of an advanced radar system in its KF-X fighter jet program, Seoul's arms procurement agency said Tuesday. The state-run Agency for Defense Development signed a contract with an Israeli defense firm on testing an active electronically scanned array radar being developed by a South Korean company, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration. "It's about technology support related to the operation test of a prototype radar, not the development itself," the DAPA said. A model picture of a KF-X fighter jet in a file photo...
  • (URGENT) N. Korea flies an unidentified projectile across border with S. Korea: military

    05/23/2017 1:01:37 PM PDT · by rxsid · 38 replies ^ | 05/23/2017 | yonhapnews
    "(URGENT) N. Korea flies an unidentified projectile across border with S. Korea: military"
  • North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile, South Korean Military Says

    05/13/2017 3:58:20 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 65 replies
    NBC news ^ | 5/13/17 | PHIL HELSEL, COURTNEY KUBE and STELLA KIM
    North Korea launched a ballistic missile Sunday morning that flew around 430 miles, a South Korean military official said, in what appears to be the latest missile test in defiance of United Nations sanctions.
  • China demands halt to US missile shield in South Korea

    05/02/2017 7:25:59 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies ^ | 5/2/17 | afp
    China demanded on Tuesday an immediate halt to a controversial US missile shield hours after Washington announced that the defence system was now operational in South Korea. Washington and Seoul agreed to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery deployment in July in the wake of a string of North Korean missile tests. But its deployment has infuriated China, which fears it will weaken its own ballistic missile capabilities and says it upsets the regional security balance.
  • BREAKING - North Korea test-fires ballistic missile: Report

    04/28/2017 2:21:51 PM PDT · by rxsid · 95 replies ^ | 04/28/2017 | Christine Wang
    "North Korea test-fires ballistic missile: ReportChristine WangNorth Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday in local time, Korean news service Yonhap reported citing South Korea's military. This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.

    04/28/2017 2:21:50 PM PDT · by PJBankard · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/2017 | Fox News
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  • North Korea threat: Experts paint dark picture of what fallout of pre-emptive strike

    04/26/2017 2:52:55 AM PDT · by topher · 24 replies ^ | 26-April-2017 | Ryan Gaydos
    Full Title: North Korea threat: Experts paint dark picture of what fallout of pre-emptive strike may look likeForeign policy experts theorized Tuesday about what a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea may look like in the event that pressure from China and deepening isolation does little to stop Pyongyang's rogue regime. The Trump administration--which is holding an emergency meeting Wednesday at the White House-- has said “all options” are on the table, but the White House appears to be losing patience with Pyongyang. Former CIA analyst Bruce Klingner told Newsweek that Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, would likely...
  • South Korean presidential candidate campaigns with a StarCraft map

    04/25/2017 12:02:24 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 8 replies
    Polygon ^ | April 22, 2017 | Owen S. Good
    Moon Jae-in, viewed by many as the favorite in South Korea's upcoming special election for president, has an interesting piece of campaign propaganda: A StarCraft map. That's a map for StarCraft: Brood War — the 1998 expansion for StarCraft that just went free (along with the main game). If you can't tell what's going on in this time-lapse video, Moon is spelling out his name with mineral deposits. StarCraft, as is very well known, is something of a national pastime for South Korea, so the appeal Moon is making here is pretty apparent — like a U.S. president filling out...
  • South Koreans to Trump: No, Korea didn’t “used to be a part of China”

    04/21/2017 10:07:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/21/2017 | AllahPundit
    In fairness to Trump, he heard that directly from China’s president (or so he says). What was he supposed to do, be skeptical of Chinese nationalist propaganda?If you can’t trust Xi Jinping to shoot straight with you about a western-allied country within China’s sphere of influence, who can you trust? In an interview with the Wall Street Journal last week, Trump said Xi told him during a recent summit that “Korea actually used to be a part of China.” The comments sparked outrage in Seoul and became an issue in South Korea’s presidential race, prompting the foreign ministry to...
  • South Korean Warships To Get A New Pre-emptive Strike Weapon

    04/20/2017 9:16:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    South Korea has developed a new pre-emptive strike weapon in the face of North Korean threats. The weapon, a tactical ship-to-ground guided missile, will enhance South Korea’s ability to strike North Korea’s critical military facilities in the event of a crisis on the peninsula. South Korea will begin mass-producing the missiles next year, reports the Yonhap News Agency, citing the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the South Korean arms procurement agency. The missiles, which can be fired using either inclined or vertical launch systems, will boost the firepower of the South’s next-generation frigates. The inclined launch units will be used...
  • South Korean presidential candidate concerned about Trump's aircraft carrier story

    04/20/2017 11:01:58 AM PDT · by topher · 24 replies ^ | 20-April-2017 |
    President Trump’s comments about moving the USS Carl Vinson toward North Korea in a show of force have sparked confusion and could cause South Korea to "not trust" what Trump says for the remainder of his term, a South Korea presidential candidate said Wednesday. Hong Joon-pyo, the candidate from Park Geun-hye’s party, said Trump’s comments about moving the USS Carl Vinson toward North Korea in a show of force spurred by that rogue nation's nuclear program was important to South Korea’s security, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • US Deploys Two More Aircraft Carriers Toward Korean Peninsula: Yonhap News

    04/17/2017 10:26:48 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Fake News Matters ^ | 4-17-217 | Yonhap News (South Korea)
    According to a report by South Korea’s primary news outlet, Yonhap, the Pentagon has directed a total of three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, citing a South Korean government source. Yonhap reports that in addition to the CVN-70 Carl Vinson, which is expected to arrive off the South Korean coast on April 25, the CVN-76 Ronald Reagan – currently in home port in Yokosuka, Japan – and the CVN-68 Nimitz carrier group – currently undergoing final pre-deployment assessment, Composite Training Unit Exercise off Oregon – will enter the Sea of Japan next week. According to the senior government...
  • North Korea attempts but fails to launch missile: South Korea

    04/15/2017 4:12:52 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 15, 2017 | Reuters
    North Korea attempted to launch a missile on Sunday near Sinpo, on its east coast, but it is believed to have failed, South Korea's military said.
  • N. Korea's attempted missile launch failed: JCS

    04/15/2017 4:12:28 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 118 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | 04/15/2017 | Yonhap News
    SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's attempted missile launch on Sunday ended in failure, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
  • Kim goes ballistic: North Korean dictator threatens 'nuclear justice'....[tr]

    04/15/2017 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2017 | Dave Burke
    The despot, who did not speak during the annual parade, flaunted prototypes of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), which experts fear could one day be capable of striking mainland America. One of Kim's top officials, Choe Ryong Hae, today vowed North Korea would 'beat down enemies with the power of nuclear justice'. He told the packed-out square: 'If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power will instantly counter with annihilating strike, and we will respond to full-out war with full-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike warfare.' Submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) were...
  • 'The US is planning to eliminate Kim Jong-un

    04/08/2017 4:40:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 90 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/4/17 | Chana Roberts
    US intelligence agencies are finalizing a plan to eliminate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, an anonymous high-level Pentagon source said. One source claims that according to a leaked document, the US plan includes disguising a small building opposite Kim's primary office in the DPRK building. The disguise would turn the smaller building into a "Pizza Hut" selling both normal and poisoned pizzas. According to a South Korean military official, the US will work under South Korean command. US special agents will form a special brigade under South Korean command, which the natives would tailor to meet the area's unique requirements....