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1997 South Korea Special Weapons News



  • Statement by the Agency for National Security Planning on the Results of the Investigation of the Defection of Hwang Jang-yop and Kim Dok-hong July 10, 1997
  • KOREAS/ UNIFICATION A FORMER SOUTH KOREAN PRIME MINISTER, SPEAKING IN NEW YORK TODAY (MONDAY), SAYS SOUTH KOREANS SHOULD PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR THE COLLAPSE OF THE NORTH KOREAN STATE AND THE POSSIBILITY OF EARLY UNIFICATION. Voice of America 4/28/97 COHEN / KOREA Voice of America 4/9/97 THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH KOREA ARE CONDUCTING HIGH-LEVEL DEFENSE CONSULTATIONS IN SEOUL ON THE SITUATION IN NORTH KOREA.
  • COHEN/KOREAVoice of America 4/5/97 "THE UNITED STATES IS TRYING TO DISSUADE SOUTH KOREA FROM ACQUIRING AN ADVANCED ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILE -- THE S-A-12 -- FROM RUSSIA. MR. COHEN SAYS THE RUSSIAN MISSILES ARE INCOMPATIBLE WITH OTHER SYSTEMS USED BY U-S AND SOUTH KOREAN FORCES, AND HE SAYS THE PROPOSED DEAL COULD SERIOUSLY UNDERMINE POLITICAL SUPPORT FOR SOUTH KOREA IN WASHINGTON."
  • [EXCERPTS] DOD Background Briefing Subject: Secretary Cohen's Trip to CINCPAC, Korea and Japan Thursday, April 3, 1997 - 1:30 p.m. "Q: How will your talks with South Korea including your recent trip to Seoul about Korean's intention of procuring Russia military equipment? Q: You are talking about the SA-12 here, aren't you? What competing U.S. systems? A: I'm not sure I'm supposed to talk about competing systems. I don't know -- (laughter) Q: What compatible U.S. systems? A: I think it's the Raytheon system. "
  • U-S & SOUTH KOREA - AT ODDS OVER THE NORTH WHILE THE THREAT FROM THE NORTH IS WHAT ORIGINALLY FORGED THE U-S-SOUTH KOREAN ALLIANCE, TODAY THAT ISSUE APPEARS TO BE DRIVING THE TWO ALLIES APART. Voice of America 2/27/97



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