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December 2012 - South Korea Special Weapons News

  • US to Sell South Korea Spy Drones VOA 26 Dec 2012 -- The Obama administration has formally proposed the sale of advanced spy drones to South Korea, in a push to boost the Seoul government's ability to protect itself from attacks by the heavily-militarized North.
  • S. Korea Says Debris Reveals North's ICBM Technology VOA 23 Dec 2012 -- South Korea is asserting, based on debris it recovered from North Korea's rocket launch this month, that the reclusive state has significantly advanced its ballistic missile technology.
  • South Korea Elects First Female President VOA 19 Dec 2012 -- Conservative Saenuri [New Frontier] Party candidate Park Geun-hye has made history by winning South Korea's presidential election, becoming the country's first female president-elect after defeating liberal rival Moon Jae-in of the Democratic United Party by several percentage points.
  • South Korea Analyzing North's Rocket Debris VOA 14 Dec 2012 -- South Korea says its navy has retrieved debris from the North's rocket launch earlier this week and will analyze it to learn more about Pyongyang's missile capability.
  • S.Korea Deploys Warships to Track N.Korea Rocket Launch RIA Novosti 08 Dec 2012 -- South Korea has deployed two King Sejong the Great class Aegis destroyers in the Yellow Sea with one more to be sent there shortly in anticipation of an imminent North Korean rocket launch, the Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday.
  • U.S., South Korea Participate in Nuke Deterrence Exercise AFPS 05 Dec 2012 -- U.S. and South Korean defense and diplomatic experts will conduct a tabletop exercise examining nuclear deterrence on the Korean Peninsula beginning tomorrow.
  • Rodong Sinmun on S. Korean Military Policy KCNA 04 Dec 2012 -- Shortly ago, the south Koreans staged a drill for "coping with a local provocation" simulating someone's "shelling provocation on islands in the northwest sea and surprise attack and occupation of them" in the West Sea of Korea.

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