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  • Boeing, Saab compete to win S. Korea's maritime patrol aircraft deal

    10/21/2017 6:38:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Yonhap ^ | 2017/10/22
    SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. and Saab of Sweden are vying to win South Korea's next maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) contract, military sources here said Sunday. Military officials at this year's Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) being held in Seongnam, just south of the capital city, said the two companies have respectively proposed the P-8A Poseidon and Swordfish as candidates for the contract. The planes can allow South Korea to better counter North Korea's growing underwater threat that may include submarines with the capability to launch ballistic missile. South Korea's Navy said that...
  • PyeongChang Olympics ticket sales get icy reception

    10/12/2017 1:25:15 PM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 11-Oct-2017 | By Yoon Min-sik
    Less than four months remain until the opening ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, but sluggish ticket sales and lodging reservations could spell trouble for Korea’s first Winter Games. The organizing committee for the Winter Games on Wednesday released preliminary numbers for ticket sales, which showed that 30.3 percent of 1.07 million tickets have been sold so far. About 20.7 percent of 760,000 tickets released to the Korean general public have been sold, while 59.7 percent of 320,000 tickets reserved for foreigners have been sold.
  • North Korea could use holiday as excuse to provoke US, experts say

    10/09/2017 4:22:46 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies ^ | 9-Oct-2017 | By Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News
    This week marks two significant dates for North Korea – the anniversaries of its first nuclear test and the foundation of the ruling Worker’s Party of Korea. Officials have warned that North Korea could use the special dates – in particular, the Oct. 10 anniversary of the Worker’s Party which coincides with Columbus Day in the U.S. – to provoke the U.S. or launch a new missile. “There is a clarity of purpose in what (North Korean leader) Kim Jong Un is doing. I don’t think he’s done,“ Yong Suk Lee, the deputy assistant director of the CIA’s Korea Mission...
  • Any good resources for supporting potential Korean Refugees ~ Vanity

    10/09/2017 10:12:00 AM PDT · by GraceG · 26 replies
    I was thinking with all the craziness surrounding North Korea and the possibility of Nuclear War on the Korean Peninsula are there any Korean Freepers out there than know if are any good organizations that are working ahead of time to setup possible shelters and housing for South Koreans that may have to evacuate the country should the proverbial fat boys hit the fan. I know some of the local Korean Christian Churches in the area where I live have been making some plans and some have always had plans should the Korean War go hot again ( the war...
  • North Korea 'Could Kill Almost Four Million People In Retaliatory Nuclear Attack'

    10/06/2017 5:14:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/06/17 | Rob Crilly
    A US military assault on North Korea could prompt a last gasp retaliatory nuclear attack by Pyongyang on Seoul and Japan killing as many as 3.8 million people, according to a new analysis of the destructive potential of Kim Jong-un arsenal. Donald Trump has repeatedly warned that all options remain on the table – including the use of force – in dealing with the North Korean threat. However, analysts say the US is hamstrung by Pyongyang’s growing weapons stockpile and the fact that major population centres lie well within its range. A detailed analysis by 38 North, a programme at...
  • South Korea Fires Taurus as Interest in Standoff Missiles Grows

    09/27/2017 9:42:01 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    AIN online ^ | September 26, 2017 | Chen Chuanren
    A South Korean F-15K Slam Eagle launched the Taurus KEPD missile on September 12. (Photo: Republic of Korea Air Force) Amidst nuclear tensions with neighboring North Korea, the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) conducted its first live test of the Taurus KEPD 350 air-launched cruise missile on September 12. A ROKAF Boeing F-15K Slam Eagle released the missile, which struck a target near the Korean city of Gunsan after traveling 400 km (248 miles). South Korea signed an order for 177 KEPD 350Ks from Taurus Systems, an MBDA Deutschland-Saab Dynamics joint venture, in November 2013, after the U.S. denied...
  • Is Trump All Talk on North Korea? The Uncertainty Sends a Shiver

    09/24/2017 4:35:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 24, 2017 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    When President Trump gave a fiery campaign speech in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday evening, he drew a rapturous roar by ridiculing Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, as “Little Rocket Man.” Among diplomats and national security specialists, the reaction was decidedly different. After Mr. Trump repeated his taunt in a tweet late Saturday and threatened that Mr. Kim and his foreign minister “won’t be around much longer” if they continue their invective against the United States, reactions ranged from nervous disbelief to sheer terror. Mr. Trump’s willingness to casually threaten to annihilate a nuclear-armed foe was yet another reminder of...
  • France Considering Skipping 2018 Winter Olympics Due to Security Concerns

    09/22/2017 3:09:49 AM PDT · by topher · 17 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 22-Sept-2017 | Mike Chiari
    French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said Thursday it is possible France will skip the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, due to security concerns. According to Reuters, Flessel told RTL radio that if "our security cannot be assured, the French team will stay at home." Worldwide tension continues to mount as the United States and North Korea engage in concerning rhetoric regarding nuclear capabilities. Flessel made it clear no decision has been made at this point, saying, "We're not there yet."
  • S.Korea approves $8 million aid to N.Korea, timing to be decided later: Yonhap

    09/20/2017 9:01:50 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 20, 2017
    South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send $8 million worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea, the South's Yonhap News Agency reported, as part of an aid policy that the government says remains unaffected by geopolitical tensions with the North. The aid decision was made after a meeting of government officials chaired by Unification Minister Cho Myong-gyon. It comes just after the United Nations approved a raft of new sanctions against North Korea for its sixth nuclear test earlier this month. The South had said earlier it aims to send $4.5 million worth of nutritional products for children...
  • S. Korea's underwater forces combat ready against N. Korea

    09/17/2017 7:20:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Yonhap ^ | Sep 17, 2017
    The South Korean Navy's submarine SSK Lee Eok Gi (SS-071) wobbled a bit, setting sail from the country's newest naval port on Jeju Island. The slight odor of oil that filled the cramped, windowless diesel-electric sub made some of the strangers aboard worry about getting seasick. "This is (like) a lake," Cdr. Kang Byung-oh, the captain of the 1,200-ton sub, told a small group of reporters in the torpedo room, which doubles as a briefing room, last week. "The waves are only about 1.5 meters high. When we came here yesterday from Jinhae (in South Gyeongang Province), they were 5...
  • Hillary on ‘Maddow’: ‘South Korea Is Literally Within Miles of the Border With North Korea’

    09/16/2017 12:15:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 88 replies
    In an attempt to criticize President Trump for how he is handling the escalating tension with North Korea, Hillary Clinton embarrassed herself by demonstrating she knows little about the Korean peninsula. During an interview on "The Rachel Maddow Show," the failed 2016 presidential candidate said "The president has basically insulted and attacked South Korea. South Korea is literally, you know, within miles of the border with North Korea. They would be so at risk if something were done by Kim Jong Un." Of course, South Korea borders North Korea — it is not miles away. Clinton did not blink at...
  • South Korea 'fires ballistic missile' in response to North Korea's strike towards Japan

    09/14/2017 6:40:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 09/14/2017
    South Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile towards North Korea in response to the hermit state's earlier strike. North Korea fired a missile in an eastern direction, over the island of Hokkaido, from its capital Pyongyang. South Korea has responded by firing a ballistic missile into waters off its eastern coast, it has been reported. The North Korean missile was fired early on Friday from the Sunan district in its capital, Pyongyang, toward the eastern direction, which is heading towards Japan, South Korea's military said. Japan has issued a national warning and told people to take shelter. _______________________ Conservazilla...
  • South Korean missile could take out Kim Jong Un in minutes: report

    09/14/2017 7:50:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/14/2017 | Chris Perez
    The South Koreans have successfully tested a new cruise missile that could wipe out key nuclear sites in the North — which leader Kim Jong Un regularly visits — in just 15 minutes, a report says. The missile, manufactured by Germany’s Taurus Systems, was fired from an F-15 fighter jet during military drills Tuesday, according to Seoul’s Defense Ministry. It reportedly travelled through several obstacles at low altitudes before hitting a target along the country’s western coast. Officials told the Daily Express that the weapon is capable of striking North Korean nuclear sites in approximately 15 minutes — making it...
  • BULLSEYE!South Korea tests its new cruise missile that could wipe out Kim Jong-un from 300 miles ...

    09/13/2017 8:18:16 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    The Sun ^ | 13th September 2017 | Jenny Awford
    SOUTH Korea has tested an advanced cruise missile that could wipe out Kim Jong-un from 300 miles away as the North Korean nuke crisis intensifies. The show of force prompted North Korea’s ruling party to threaten Seoul and the US with “miserable destruction”. AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS The Taurus missile hit a target off the country's western coast Dramatic footage shows the moment South Korea's Air Force fired the Taurus missile from an F-15 fighter jet and hit a target off the country's western coast on Tuesday. Live-fire drills are being carried out to strengthen South Korea’s pre-emptive strike capability against North...
  • Should Japan and South Korea Go Nuclear?

    09/05/2017 6:29:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 5, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    By setting off a 100-kiloton bomb, after firing a missile over Japan, Kim Jong Un has gotten the world's attention. What else does he want? Almost surely not war with America. For no matter what damage Kim could visit on U.S. troops and bases in South Korea, Okinawa and Guam, his country would be destroyed and the regime his grandfather built annihilated. "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting," wrote Sun Tzu. Kim likely has something like this in mind. His nuclear and missile tests have already called the bluff of George W. Bush who,...
  • South Korea, U.S. to scrap warhead weight limit on South Korean missiles: Blue House

    09/04/2017 12:15:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 46 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 | Christine Kim
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump agreed on Monday to scrap a warhead weight limit on South Korea’s missiles in the wake of North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, South Korea’s presidential office said. In a separate phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin also on Monday, Moon said the U.N. Security Council should seek ways to sever North Korea’s foreign currency income, including from its workers employed abroad and oil shipments. Under the existing missile pact between the United States and South Korea, Seoul’s warheads currently face a cap of 500 kg...
  • South Korea moving to build nuclear-powered submarines

    09/04/2017 11:32:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | 2017-09-04 | Jun Ji-hye
    With the Republic of Korea Navy currently operating the Type 209 and 214 submarines, the Moon Jae-in government is moving to build nuclear-powered submarines to better deter threats from North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missiles. / Graphic by Cho Sang-won South Korea is moving in earnest to build the nation's own nuclear-powered submarines as part of efforts to enhance its domestic defensive capabilities amid evolving threats from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. The move is in line with President Moon Jae-in's vow to better deal with North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) threats. During his presidential campaign, Moon said, "We...
  • South Korea Simulates Attack On North’s Nuke Site After Test

    09/04/2017 7:31:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 09/04/17
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Following U.S. warnings to North Korea of a “massive military response,” South Korea fired missiles into the sea to simulate an attack on the North’s main nuclear test site on Monday, a day after North Korea detonated its largest-ever nuclear test explosion. South Korea’s Defense Ministry also said Monday that North Korea appeared to be planning a future missile launch, possibly of an ICBM, to show off its claimed ability to target the United States with nuclear weapons, though it was unclear when this might happen. The heated words from the United States and the...
  • REPORT: Trump Preparing To Pull USA Out Of Devastating Trade Deal With South Korea

    09/02/2017 2:25:10 PM PDT · by nodwam · 6 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 09/02/2017 | Richard Saunders
    According to a report by the Washington Post the President is preparing to pull the United States out of it's trade deal with South Korea. Since the trade deal went into effect in 2012, U.S. Trade representative Lighthizer said the U.S. "trade deficit in goods with Korea has doubled from $13.2 billion to $27.6 billion, while U.S. goods exports have actually gone down. This is quite different from what the previous Administration sold to the American people when it urged approval of this Agreement. We can and must do better.” Trump was hopeful that negotiates could result in a better...
  • South Korea holds live-fire drills that simulate destroying North Korea's leadership

    08/29/2017 7:41:27 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 29 Aug 2017 | Ben Westcott
    South Korea's air force has staged a live-fire drill simulating the destruction of North Korea's leadership, hours after Pyongyang launched a missile over Japan. Just before 6 a.m. South Korea time Tuesday, North Korea fired an unidentified missile from near the capital Pyongyang, towards the northeast. It flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, making it the first North Korean projectile to successfully pass over Japanese territory since 1998. It subsequently broke up and fell into the Pacific Ocean. Just hours after the launch, South Korea's Presidential Office announced four F-15K jetfighters had dropped eight MK 84 bombs on...