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March 2010 - South Korea Special Weapons News

  • KPA Warns Any Act of Disturbing Security and Order in DMZ KCNA 29 Mar 2010 -- These days witness a lot of serious developments in the area along the Military Demarcation Line where huge armed forces are standing in acute confrontation for which the south Korean military authorities are to blame. They may drive the present touch-and-go situation to a more dangerous phase.
  • Hopes Fade For South Korean Sailors RFE/RL 27 Mar 2010 -- Rescue efforts are under way to find the 46 South Korean sailors who remain missing after an explosion sank their naval ship on March 26.
  • Explosion Sinks S. Korean Navy Ship in Tense Border Area With North VOA 26 Mar 2010 -- South Korean officials are not ruling out the possibility of a North Korean attack in the sinking of one of the South's naval vessels. About half the more than 100 people on board the ship were rescued, and search efforts are still under way for the remaining crew. An explosion damaged the ship in a historically tense disputed border area.
  • South Korean Ship Sinks; Incident Under Investigation VOA 26 Mar 2010 -- The South Korean cabinet is meeting in emergency session, after a South Korean navy ship sank near the disputed sea border with North Korea. South Korea's Yonhap news agency is also reporting that the South Korean navy has fired at an unidentified vessel in the area.
  • South Koreans Rally in Support of North Korean Logger Held in Russia VOA 19 Mar 2010 -- South Korean human rights activists are calling on the Russian government not to send a North Korean logger back to his homeland. The logger was arrested in eastern Russia this week.
  • S. Korea Investigates Media Reports of N. Korean Execution Over Currency Reform VOA 18 Mar 2010 -- South Korea's government says it is looking into media reports that a North Korean official has been executed in connection with last year's failed reform of the North's currency. The episode once again highlights the shortage of reliable information from the secretive North.
  • Many Pieces Come Together for ‘Key Resolve’ AFPS 11 Mar 2010 -- With a major threat immediately to their north, the South Korean military and U.S. forces based here recognize the need to be, in the words of their top commander, “prepared to fight and win if we had to go to war today.”
  • General Calls Exercises Key to South Korean Defense AFPS 11 Mar 2010 -- Military exercises under way are refining command and control capabilities that will be critical for the U.S. and South Korean militaries to defend against a North Korean attack, the top U.S. general here told reporters today.
  • Delegation of South Side Leaves KCNA 09 Mar 2010 -- A delegation of the South Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration headed by its permanent representative Kim Sang Gun left here on Tuesday after participating in the meeting of chairmen of the north, south and overseas sides to All-Korean Committee for Implementation of June 15 Joint Declaration.
  • Inter-Korean Military Working-level Talks Held KCNA 03 Mar 2010 -- The north-south military working-level talks took place in Kaesong Tuesday.
  • Two S. Korean fighter jets crash during training flight RIA Novosti 02 Mar 2010 -- Two F-5 Tiger fighter jets crashed into a mountain in eastern South Korea during a routine training flight on Tuesday, the Yonhap news agency reported.

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