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August 2011 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- MCTP prepares U.S. Army Pacific Command for larger role Army News 31 Aug 2011 -- Operations Group Delta of the U.S. Army's Mission Command Training Program deployed to the Hawaiian island of O'ahu to support United States Army Pacific's participation in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 11.
- Japan's Neighbors Give Cautious Welcome to New PM VOA 31 Aug 2011 -- Previous comments by the 54-year-old politician Yoshihiko Noda are prompting concern about whether he truly desires better relations with Japanís neighbors.
- U.S. Aim to Interfere into Disputes over East Sea of Korea KCNA 30 Aug 2011 -- The U.S. in a recent letter to the International Hydrographic Organization clarified its official stand that the East Sea of Korea should be marked as "Japan Sea."
- Joint Academic Seminar Held KCNA 29 Aug 2011 -- A joint academic seminar for checking Japan's invasion of Tok Islets and urging Japan to redress its past was opened in Pyongyang and Seoul.
- S. Korean Police Officer Testifies to Cause of Cheonan Sinking KCNA 27 Aug 2011 -- The vice captain of a warship belonging to the Maritime Police testified that warship Cheonan sank after running aground.
- Minju Joson on Ulji Freedom Guardian Exercise KCNA 27 Aug 2011 -- The United States and the south Korean authorities claimed that UFG was to "make preparations to counter the provocations of the north" and "alliance was tightened" in this course.
- KCNA on Ulji Freedom Guardian Exercises KCNA 26 Aug 2011 -- The Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises kicked off in south Korea on August 16.
- Annual UFG exercise concludes in South Korea Army News 26 Aug 2011 -- Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian concluded Aug. 26 after two weeks of intense training across the Korean Peninsula.
- 1st MAW Marines provide air support during UFG 11 USMC News 26 Aug 2011 -- Marines from units throughout the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing have been participating in Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011 on Camp Foster.
- III MEF Headquarters Group sustains UFG communications USMC News 26 Aug 2011 -- III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and its subordinate units are operating here in support of Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011 .
- South Korea Indicts 5 Men Accused of Spying for North VOA 25 Aug 2011 -- South Korean prosecutors say they have indicted five men on charges of spying for North Korea.
- Rodong Sinmun on UFG Exercise KCNA 24 Aug 2011 -- Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises are exercises for a nuclear war against the DPRK.
- Ulchi Freedom Guardian underway in Korea Army News 24 Aug 2011 -- The Republic of Korea-United States Combined Forces Command exercise "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" runs through Aug. 26 with more than 530,000 troops participating from nine nations.
- S. Korean Chief Executive Accused of Inciting Confrontation and War KCNA 22 Aug 2011 -- On the very day the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises were kicked off the south Korean chief executive convened "Ulji meeting of the State Council" in the underground shelter of Chongwadae to finally examine the mobilization posture for a war.
- KCNA on S. Korean Authorities and Japanese Ambition KCNA 21 Aug 2011 -- The south Korean authorities are actively backing the Japanese reactionaries in their moves to grab Tok Islets.
- S. Korean Army in Afghanistan Attacked by Rockets KCNA 21 Aug 2011 -- A unit of the south Korean puppet army dispatched to Afghanistan was attacked again by rockets on August 14.
- War Exercises Can Never Help Improve Inter-Korean Relations: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 20 Aug 2011 -- Distrust and confrontation are bound to escalate while war exercises are under way.
- S. Korea, U.S. begins major exercise AFNS 19 Aug 2011 -- South Korea and U.S. servicemembers began another year of training in a familiar peninsula-wide exercise Aug. 18.
- Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry Slams Ulji Freedom Guardian KCNA 17 Aug 2011 -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Wednesday issued the following statement denouncing the U.S. and the south Korean authorities for kicking off the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises:
- KCNA Blasts Ulji Freedom Guardian KCNA 17 Aug 2011 -- The U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces kicked off provocative Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises for aggression despite repeated warnings of the DPRK and strong protest and denunciation of the public at home and abroad.
- US, South Korea Naval Drills Draw Threats From North VOA 16 Aug 2011 -- The South Korean and United States navies began joint military exercises Tuesday in the Yellow Sea. Those waters are a flashpoint of tension between North and South Korea and have been the site of several deadly incidents during the past decade. Analysts say the volatility stems in part from a maritime border that has been in dispute for almost 60 years.
- U.S., South Korea to Begin Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise AFPS 15 Aug 2011 -- U.S. and South Korean troops will begin the 10-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise tomorrow, conducted annually by the Republic of Korea-United States Combined Forces Command to improve combat readiness.
- Waterway Stirs Passion in S. Korea VOA 12 Aug 2011 -- Passions have flared again in South Korea over the naming of the body of the water separating the Korean peninsula and Japan.
- North Korea Denies Firing Artillery into Yellow Sea VOA 11 Aug 2011 -- It says what South Korean military personnel and islanders heard was actually construction blasting inside North Korea.
- North And South Korea Trade Blame Over Border Firing Incidents RFE/RL 11 Aug 2011 -- Rivals North Korea and South Korea are trading blame for a new rise in tensions along their disputed Yellow Sea maritime border.
- KCNA on Truth about Shelling KCNA 10 Aug 2011 -- The south Korean military are faking up athat the army of the DPRK committed shelling "provocation" in the waters around Yonphyong Island.
- New Shelling Reported in Disputed Korean Waters VOA 10 Aug 2011 -- South Korea says that it has twice exchanged artillery fire with North Korea in western frontier waters. No casualties are reported.
- Shelling breaks out again on border between North, South Korea RIA Novosti 10 Aug 2011 -- North Korea fired artillery towards South Korea for a second time on Wednesday.
- Shelling Reported in Disputed Korean Waters VOA 10 Aug 2011 -- South Korea says it has responded to artillery fired into a Yellow Sea flashpoint.
- Seoul claims N.Korean plot to assassinate defense minister RIA Novosti 10 Aug 2011 -- North Korea is planning to assassinate South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin.
- KCNA on US-ROK Military Meeting KCNA 09 Aug 2011 -- A high-ranking officer of the south Korean military was reported recently to have had unofficial talks with the chief of the Staff of the U.S. Army who flew into south Korea in top secrecy.
- S. Korean Military Authorities' Investigation of Servicepersons KCNA 09 Aug 2011 -- ROK military authorities are investigating a woman officer and four soldiers on charges of the violation of the "National Security Law".
- Open Letter to U.S. and S. Korean Authorities KCNA 08 Aug 2011 -- The US and the south Korean authorities are contemplating staging again adventurous Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises from August 16 to 26.
- Toxic Substances Detected in Former U.S. Military Base in S. Korea KCNA 08 Aug 2011 -- Toxic substances fatally harmful to human beings were detected in the former U.S. military base in Puphyong District, Inchon City.
- Rodong Sinmun on Spy Ring Case KCNA 08 Aug 2011 -- The south Korean authorities' "spy ring case" is a premeditated plot to suppress and stamp out the pro-reunification organizations and progressive figures.
- South Korean FM to visit Russia for talks on North's nuclear program RIA Novosti 07 Aug 2011 -- South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-Hwan will pay a three-day official visit to Moscow on August 7-9 to discuss North Korea's nuclear program among other issues with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
- KCNA Commentary on "Spy Ring Case" KCNA 06 Aug 2011 -- The south Korean authorities are trying to implicate the DPRK in the "spy ring case".
- South Korean Police Target North Korean Hacking Scheme VOA 04 Aug 2011 -- South Korean police say they have arrested five people suspected of working with North Korean hackers accused of stealing millions of dollars from South Korean online gaming sites.
- S. Korea Investigates Alleged North Korean Spy Ring VOA 02 Aug 2011 -- An alleged North Korean spying ring in South Korea is under investigation by prosecutors. It is the first such major espionage case in more than a decade and is sending shock waves through Seoul's political establishment. Police have arrested five people and are questioning others, including opposition party and labor union officials.
- Japanese Lawmakers Barred from South Korea VOA 01 Aug 2011 -- A trio of conservative Japanese lawmakers, intending to visit Ulleung island off the eastern Korean coast, was refused entry Monday into South Korea.
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