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1998 South Korea Special Weapons News



  • Government to Take Series of Actions to Cope with N.K. Missile , Sept. 5, 1998 (KPS)--The Korean Government is planning a series of bilateral and multilateral meetings with other countries in the wake of North Korea's launch of a rocket early this week
  • ROK to Develop Missile Interceptor By Oh Young-jin Korea Times South Korea is expected to hasten the development of a missile system in the aftermath of North Korea's successful test launch of a medium range missile. Te Defense Ministry has initiated a program to develop a middle range surface-to-air missile, codenamed, ``M-SAM,'' this year. The M-SAM program is aimed at developing a missile which has a striking range of 30 to 60 km. Current plans call for the investment of a total of 200 to 300 billion won in the development of the M-SAM by 2008. ``The model we are trying to emulate in our M-SAM development is Russia's S-300 missile,'' the source said. ``If everything goes as planned, the final product we desire would be like the S-300 but shorter in range.''
  • A Flexible yet firm North Korean Policy KIM DAE-JUNG: THE FIRST 100 DAYS JUNE 1998 -- In his first press conference held after election day, President Kim Dae-jung unveiled the three guiding principles of his North Korean policy. First, Seoul will not tolerate military provocation or aggression by Pyongyang. Second, Seoul has no intention of unifying the peninsula through force. Third, inter-Korea relations must be characterized by peace and cooperation.
  • Eighth Army reorganized as component command SEOUL, Korea, (Army News Service, March 16, 1998)
  • NORTH / SOUTH KOREA VOA 3/9/98 THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH KOREA'S NEW PRESIDENT KIM DAE JUNG HAS MADE IMPROVING RELATIONS WITH THE NORTH A TOP PRIORITY.
  • N./S. KOREA TALKS VOA 3/5/98 SOUTH KOREA IS PROPOSING DIRECT TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA.



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