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2001 South Korea Special Weapons News

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  • YEARENDER: KOREAS PEACE VOA 14 Dec 2001-- South Korean President Kim Dae-jung's effort to improve relations with rival North Korea stalled over the past year. Experts say the so-called Sunshine Policy was a victim of skepticism from Washington, partisan bickering in Seoul, and the North's broken promises. But some analysts expect reconciliation efforts to continue, perhaps under a new name.
  • NORTH KOREA / U-S VOA 04 Dec 2001-- North Korea says Washington should end a "strong arm" policy directed at the isolated communist state before the two sides resume talks on reducing military forces on the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang threatens to build up its military if Washington does not back off.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES $80 MILLION ARMY TACMS BLOCK IA CONTRACT FROM KOREA December 4, 2001 -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has received an $80.7 million contract to produce 111 Army Tactical Missile System (Army TACMS) Block IA missiles for the Republic of Korea. The contract represents the second purchase of the Army TACMS system by Korea and the first international sale of the Army TACMS Block IA system.




  • KOREAS POL VOA 07 Sept 2001-- Efforts to improve relations between North and South Korea have taken another step forward
  • SOUTH KOREA POLITICS VOA 03 Sept 2001-- The cabinet of South Korean president Kim Dae-jung resigned early Tuesday, one day after parliament voted to dismiss the minister in charge of North Korea policy
  • SOKOR / UNIFICATION VOTE VOA 03 Sept 2001-- South Korea's Parliament has passed a no-confidence motion against the chief architect of the country's engagement policy with North Korea



  • SOUTH KOREA/JAPAN VOA 12 Jul 2001-- South Korea has suspended military exchanges with Japan to underscore its insistence that Tokyo amend controversial history books that critics say gloss over Japanese wartime atrocities







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