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December 2011 - South Korea Special Weapons News

  • Panetta, South Korean Counterpart Pledge Close Cooperation AFPS 30 Dec 2011 -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and his South Korean counterpart, Minister of Defense Kim Kwan-jin, discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula during a telephone conversation yesterday evening.
  • Team Concludes Agent Orange Investigation in South Korea AFPS 30 Dec 2011 -- A joint U.S.-South Korean investigation team announced that it discovered no evidence of Agent Orange during its probe into claims that the toxic defoliant was buried on Camp Carroll.
  • China, South Korea Hold Talks on North VOA 27 Dec 2011 -- China and South Korea held strategy talks in what they promise will be increased communication aimed at ensuring the peninsula's stability. And two South Korean delegations have returned home after delivering personal condolences in Pyongyang to new North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the death of his father Kim Jong Il.
  • South Korean Civilian Delegations Head North for Kim Funeral VOA 26 Dec 2011 -- Two small South Korean civilian delegations have crossed the border on their way to Pyongyang to pay condolences after the death of long-time leader Kim Jong Il. With the state funeral just days away, North Korean state television has been in overdrive to promote Kim Jong Il's younger son and successor, Kim Jong Un, as a great military leader - despite his lack of experience.
  • New North Korean Leader Meets Key South Korean Delegation VOA 26 Dec 2011 -- Newly-anointed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Monday in Pyongyang with a private delegation of prominent South Koreans, in his first public encounter with foreign visitors since the death of his father was announced last week.
  • North Korea Warns South to Respect Late Leader VOA 23 Dec 2011 -- North Korea accused the South Friday of an intolerable response to the death of supreme leader Kim Jong Il by expressing sympathy for the North Korean people, but deciding not to send a government delegation to Kim's funeral next week.
  • South Korea Will Allow Citizens to Send Condolences to North VOA 22 Dec 2011 -- The South Korean government has not offered North Korea official condolences about the death of ruler Kim Jong Il, but it is allowing private citizens and organizations to express their sympathy by granting rare cross-border contact. The decision does not sit well with some activist groups who say no one should feel sorry about the loss of a dictator.
  • S. Korea Offers Condolences to North VOA 20 Dec 2011 -- South Korea has offered its condolences to the North Korean people a day after the world learned of the death of ruler Kim Jong Il. The Seoul government was caught off guard by the news of his passing, amounting to what some say is an intelligence failure. The South is scrapping plans to turn on provocative Christmas lights along the demilitarized zone.
  • Panetta Says U.S. Unwavering in Support of South Korea AFPS 19 Dec 2011 -- Officials across government have collectively conveyed America's unwavering commitment to South Korea, Defense Department officials said today.
  • S. Korea Calls for Calm Following Kim Jong Il Death VOA 19 Dec 2011 -- The South Korean government is calling for calm following the death of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-il. The announcement today by the North Korea's official broadcasting service caught most South Koreans by surprise and now casts uncertainty over future engagement with Pyongyang.
  • U.S.-South Korean Consults Follow Kim's Death AFPS 19 Dec 2011 -- U.S. officials are carefully watching the situation on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of news that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has died.
  • U.S., S. Korean Mechanized Forces Stage Anti-DPRK Exercises KCNA 17 Dec 2011 -- The U.S. imperialist aggression forces and the south Korean puppet army staged joint military exercises in Mugon-ri drill ground in Phaju, Kyonggi Province on Dec. 15 for mounting a preemptive attack on the DPRK by mobilizing mechanized forces, according to Yonhap News of south Korea.
  • Rodong Sinmun on South Korean Policy KCNA 13 Dec 2011 -- Whoever is concerned about the destiny of the nation should not turn aside from the country's reunification.
  • Boeing Delivers 2nd Peace Eye AEW&C Aircraft to Republic of Korea Air Force Boeing 13 Dec 2011 -- The Boeing Company today delivered the second Peace Eye 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF).
  • Rodong Sinmun on S. Korean Moves KCNA 12 Dec 2011 -- The south Koreans have massively concentrated armed forces in five islands in the West Sea of Korea.
  • S. Korean Marine Corps Stages Shelling Exercises in West Sea KCNA 12 Dec 2011 -- The marine corps of south Korea staged shelling exercises on Paekryong Island and Yonphyong Island in the West Sea of Korea.
  • US, S. Korea Plan Joint Naval Maneuvers KCNA 11 Dec 2011 -- The US and the south Korean military are contemplating regularly staging joint naval maneuvers next year.
  • South Korea Renews Harsh Rhetoric Against North VOA 02 Dec 2011 -- South Korea's President Lee renewed harsh rhetoric about North Korea, words that are likely not to be well received in Pyongyang.

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