Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
April 2008 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- Pratt & Whitney To Power Korean F-15Ks Pratt & Whitney 29 Apr 2008 -- Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a contract to provide engines to power new F-15K fighter jets for the Republic of Korea Air Force.
- Raytheon Awarded $241 Million to Provide South Korea Patriot Air and Missile Defense Capabilities Raytheon 21 Apr 2008 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $241 million U.S. Foreign Military Sales contract to provide the Republic of Korea with command and control, communications, maintenance support, and training equipment for the Patriot air and missile defense system.
- S. Korean astronaut says flames scared her during Soyuz landing RIA Novosti 21 Apr 2008 -- South Korea's first astronaut Yi So-yeon said Monday she was scared as she saw flames engulfing a re-entry capsule during her return to Earth along with two crewmembers on Saturday.
- Bush: U.S. Will Maintain Troop Levels in Korea AFPS 20 Apr 2008 -- The United States will keep its current number of troops -- roughly 28,000 -- deployed to the Republic of Korea, President Bush said yesterday.
- Bush, Lee Hopeful of North Korea Nuclear Declaration VOA 19 Apr 2008 -- President Bush and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak say they are still hopeful that North Korea will disclose the details of its nuclear weapons program, as required under a 2007 six-party accord.
- Lee Myung Bak's Sycophancy toward U.S. under Fire KCNA 17 Apr 2008 -- Lee Myung Bak of south Korea is kicking up an anti-DPRK nuclear racket, asserting whenever a chance presents itself that "priority" should be given to "strengthening" of relations with the United States and the "north's nuclear issue" can be solved only through the south Korea-U.S. cooperation.
- South Korea Says 'Critical' Nuclear Talks with North Should Resume Soon VOA 17 Apr 2008 -- South Korea's newly appointed chief delegate to multinational talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program says the discussions should resume as soon as possible.
- Backgrounder: The U.S.-South Korea Alliance cfr.org 14 Apr 2008
- North-South Korea Tensions Continue as Seoul Backs Conservatives VOA 11 Apr 2008 -- More signs of tension emerged between North and South Korea this week, as voters in the South handed a legislative majority to political conservatives
- Analysis: Seoul's Conservative Swing cfr.org 09 Apr 2008 -- Exit polls show South Korean President Lee Myung Bak's conservative party winning a parliamentary majority (IHT) in elections Wednesday, overturning nearly a decade of rule by the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP).
- South Korean Conservatives Win Victory in Legislative Vote VOA 09 Apr 2008 -- It appears South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has more legislative muscle with which to carry out his ambitious economic reforms.
- Russian Soyuz rocket blasts off to ISS with 1st Korean astronaut RIA Novosti 08 Apr 2008 -- A Russian Soyuz-FG carrier rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan on Tuesday carrying South Korea's first astronaut, on the 17th expedition to the International Space Station.
- South Korea's First Woman Astronaut Lifts Off Into Space VOA 08 Apr 2008 -- South Koreans are celebrating the launch of their country's first space traveler
- Lee Myung Bak Group Accused of Bringing Danger of Nuclear War KCNA 08 Apr 2008 -- Lee Myung Bak talked such nonsense as "it is impossible to head for reunification and hard to improve the south-north relations unless nukes are dismantled."
- South Korean spy plane crashes, pilots survive RIA Novosti 07 Apr 2008 -- Two pilots safely ejected as a South Korean military plane crashed on Monday during a routine patrol flight near the border with North Korea, the Xinhua news agency reported.
- South Korean President Says Renewed Threats from North Are 'Undesirable' VOA 03 Apr 2008 -- In his first personal response to recent threats from North Korea, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has criticized Pyongyang's recent attitude
- Seoul urges Pyongyang to tone down rhetoric RIA Novosti 02 Apr 2008 -- Seoul has urged North Korea to put an end to its increasingly aggressive verbal attacks, the Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.
- South Korea Calls on North to Tone Down Rhetoric VOA 02 Apr 2008 -- South Korean officials have issued their first formal response to recent moves by North Korea, labeling some of the North's recent statements "inappropriate."
- North Korea Warns South Korean President of 'Catastrophic Consequences' VOA 01 Apr 2008 -- North Korea has singled out South Korea's president for harsh criticism, for the first time since he took office
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