Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
December 2008 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- N. Korea Rejects Dialogue With South VOA 23 Dec 2008 -- North Korea is rejecting a call for dialogue with South Korea. In an official newspaper commentary, Pyongyang lashed out at Seoul's main official in charge of North Korea policy.
- Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Combat System Enters Operation in Republic of Korea Lockheed Martin 22 Dec 2008 -- Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] 94th Aegis System entered active service today under the flag of the fifth nation to join the worldwide Aegis fleet – the Republic of Korea (ROK).
- South Korea Denies Plot Against North Korean Leader VOA 19 Dec 2008 -- South Korea has denied North Korean accusations that it plotted an attempt on the life of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
- S. Korea Ends Iraq Deployment With Homecoming Fanfare VOA 19 Dec 2008 -- South Korea has now formally terminated its military deployment to Iraq, with a ceremony to welcome returning troops home to the capital, Seoul. South Koreans had mixed feelings about the four year deployment.
- N. Korea Accuses South of Backing Assassination Plot VOA 19 Dec 2008 -- North Korea has made a rare and public accusation against South Korea of backing an undercover attempt to kill the North's leader, Kim Jong Il. In a public statement, Pyongyang names an agent it accuses of working for the South's intelligence agency.
- S. Korean Puppet Plot-Breeding Group's Anti-DPRK Sabotage Moves Disclosed KCNA 19 Dec 2008 -- The moves of the puppet plot-breeding group of south Korea to sabotage the DPRK have recently reached an extremely reckless and dangerous phase. A spokesman for the Ministry of State Security of the DPRK issued a statement Thursday in this regard.
- S. Korean Puppet Army Stages War Exercises in Forefront Areas KCNA 15 Dec 2008 -- The warmongers of the south Korean puppet army are getting evermore frantic in the war exercises targeted against the DPRK these days, according to a military source.
- Prospect of Inter-Korean Relations Entirely Depends on Behavior of Lee Myung Bak Group KCNA 15 Dec 2008 -- So Jae Jin, director of the Institute for Unification Studies of south Korea, blustered that the "south-north relations are festering not due to the south side's government but due to the north's tactics to spark a crisis," while describing the crucial measure taken by the north side to strictly restrict and suspend all overland passages through the Military Demarcation Line as "tactics to deliberately throw a hurdle in the south-north relations".
- A-Bomb Victims of S. Korea Demand Reparation KCNA 12 Dec 2008 -- At least 380 A-bomb victims of south Korea filed lawsuits in local courts in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Osaka, Japan in demand of reparations.
- S. Korean School Isolates N. Korean Defectors to Better Integrate Them VOA 04 Dec 2008 -- There are about 15,000 North Korean defectors living in South Korea. That number is steadily growing. Most of them left the communist North to escape hunger, severe deprivation and political repression.
- South Korea Preparing for Possible Provocations from North Korea VOA 03 Dec 2008 -- South Korea's military says it is preparing for the possibility that North Korea may try to provoke a naval skirmish along their disputed sea border.
- N. Korea Critics Clash with Peace Groups in South Over Leaflets VOA 02 Dec 2008 -- Private groups attempting to launch leaflets into North Korean territory got into physical scuffles near the inter-Korean border with groups supportive of North-South reconciliation, Tuesday.
- S. Korea Expresses 'Deep Regret' About North's Border Clampdown VOA 01 Dec 2008 -- North Korea has followed through on promises to severely restrict crossings of its border with South Korea.
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