Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
January 2016 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- S.Korea sees THAAD deployment as helpful to security People's Daily 29 Jan 2016 -- South Korea's defense ministry said Friday that deploying a U.S. mobile missile defense system, dubbed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the country, would be helpful to its security and defense.
- Deployment of US Defense System to Increase South Korea's Security Sputnik 29 Jan 2016 -- According to the South Korean Defense Ministry, the US anti-missile system can help South Korea boost the country's security.
- S. Korea Eyes US Missile Defense System as North Continues Tests VOA 29 Jan 2016 -- To counter growing North Korean missile and nuclear threats, South Korea appears poised to consider importing a controversial U.S. missile defense system, according to officials in Seoul.
- S. Korea Fails to Pass N. Korean Human Rights Bill VOA 29 Jan 2016 -- South Korean legislators failed to hold a vote this week on a proposed North Korean Human Rights Act, despite an agreement between the two major political parties to consider the measure.
- S.Korea closely watching possible DPRK long-range missile launch People's Daily 28 Jan 2016 -- South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday that it is closely watching a possible test-launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of its long-range ballistic missile after its nuclear test earlier this month.
- US to Deploy Newest Missile Attack Drones in South Korea Sputnik 27 Jan 2016 -- The United States intends to deploy in South Korea the newest MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones, that can not only conduct reconnaissance flights, but also missile attacks, a South Korean news outlet reported Wednesday.
- South Korea, US, Japan Set Up Data Sharing Channel on N Korea's Missiles Sputnik 22 Jan 2016 -- South Korea plans to set up a new channel for sharing information on North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missiles with the United States and Japan, local media reported Friday, citing a South Korean Defense Ministry source.
- S. Korea Leader: Nuclear Talks Should Proceed Without N. Korea VOA 22 Jan 2016 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye said world powers should find a way to restart long-stalled talks on North Korea's nuclear program, even if it means Pyongyang negotiators are not present.
- S. Korea vows to pressure DPRK to give up nuclear program People's Daily 22 Jan 2016 -- South Koreavowed on Friday to respond to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) nuclear program sternly in 2016 after Pyongyang's nuclear test earlier this month.
- 'Low Confidence': The Truth Behind South Korea's Troubled K2 Tank Sputnik 20 Jan 2016 -- South Korea's hugely expensive K2 tank is being developed because of concerns over future weapon supplies to the US-allied country, which have forced it to make a long-term investment in its own security and independence.
- Poll: Growing Number of S. Koreans See N. Korea as Enemy VOA 19 Jan 2016 -- A new government-sponsored survey found an increasing number of South Koreans view North Korea as an enemy.
- S. Korea worries about wrong signal to DPRK nuke test People's Daily 19 Jan 2016 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday expressed worry about sending a wrong signal to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) unless strong UN sanctions are imposed on Pyongyang over its fourth nuclear test.
- Seoul: N. Korea Has Dropped 1 Million Propaganda Leaflets VOA 18 Jan 2016 -- North Korea launched about 1 million leaflets by balloon into South Korea in an escalating propaganda battle after the North's nuclear test earlier this month, Seoul officials said Monday.
- K-Pop & Balloons: North, South Korea Engage in New Round of Propaganda War Sputnik 18 Jan 2016 -- Despite the official end of psychological warfare between North Korea and South Korea, officials in Seoul say the north continues sending propaganda leaflets into the South via balloons.
- Japan, S Korea, US Assert Readiness to Counter Pyongyang Provocations Sputnik 16 Jan 2016 -- Japan, South Korea and the US expressed their readiness to respond to provocative moves by North Korea.
- Koreas Ramp Up Psychological Warfare After Nuclear Test VOA 14 Jan 2016 -- North Korea's fourth nuclear test earlier this month ended a short period of inter-Korean cooperation and restarted the Cold War standoff between Seoul and Pyongyang.
- South Korea fires warning shots at suspected North's drone: Military Press TV 13 Jan 2016 -- South Korea says it has fired warning shots at a suspected North Korean drone that Seoul says crossed the tense border between the two neighbors.
- South Korea to Continue Propaganda Broadcasts Directed at North - President Sputnik 13 Jan 2016 -- According to the South Korean President, Seul will not cease to broadcast propaganda directed at North Korea.
- South Korea vows to seek strong sanctions on North Press TV 13 Jan 2016 -- South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has vowed to make the necessary efforts to ensure that the UN Security Council adopts harsh punitive measures against Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test.
- S. Korea, U.S. to stage annual joint war games with eye to DPRK nuke program People's Daily 12 Jan 2016 -- South Koreaand the United States will stage annual joint war games as early as in March, with an eye to detecting and destroying the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear program in time of emergency, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday.
- US citizen held in North Korea for spying: Report Press TV 12 Jan 2016 -- A naturalized US citizen has been arrested by North Korea over espionage charges amid rising tensions in the Korean peninsula.
- China wants dialog on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue People's Daily 12 Jan 2016 -- All sides concerned should work together to bring the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue to the negotiation table, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.
- South Korea Limits Stay at Kaesong Inter-Korean Complex VOA 11 Jan 2016 -- South Korea said Monday it will limit its citizens' stay at the inter-Korean industrial complex in the North Korean border city of Kaesong, in response to Pyongyang's latest suspected nuclear test.
- US may deploy more strategic assets to South Korea Press TV 11 Jan 2016 -- The United States may deploy further strategic assets to South Korea in the wake of the latest nuclear test by the North.
- South Korea: US, Seoul Discussing Options to Deploy 'Strategic Assets' VOA 11 Jan 2016 -- A South Korean official said Monday Seoul and the United States are discussing other U.S. 'strategic assets' that can be deployed on the Korean peninsula, a day after the U.S. flew a long-range B-52 bomber over South Korea in an apparent response to North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test.
- Beijing Silent on Washington's Show of Force in Korea VOA 11 Jan 2016 -- While China remains non-committal on how to respond to North Korea's fourth nuclear test, the United States and South Korea are exercising their limited options to increase deterrence and punitive measures against the Kim Jong Un government.
- U.S. Conducts B-52 Bomber Overflight in South Korea AFPS 10 Jan 2016 -- A U.S. B-52 bomber from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a low-level flight in the vicinity of Osan, South Korea, in response to a recent nuclear test by North Korea, according to a U.S. Pacific Command news release issued yesterday.
- US B-52 bomber flies over S Korea to show force against North Press TV 10 Jan 2016 -- A powerful US long-range heavy bomber has flown over South Korea as an indication of power from the United States following North Korea's fourth nuclear test.
- US Warplane Flies Over South Korea in Show of Force to North VOA 10 Jan 2016 -- A long-range U.S. military bomber flew over South Korea Sunday, in an apparent response to North Korea over its latest nuclear weapons test.
- U.S. B-52 bomber deployed in S. Korea in retaliation for DPRK's nuke test People's Daily 10 Jan 2016 -- A U.S. B-52 bomber, capable of delivering nuclear missile, was deployed on Sunday in South Korea in retaliation for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s fourth nuclear test.
- Korean Air Launches $333.5Mln-Worth Mass Production of Spy Drones Sputnik 10 Jan 2016 -- South Korea's largest airline Korean Air said Sunday it has signed a $333.5 million deal on the mass production of reconnaissance drones with the military procurement agency, local media reported.
- Seoul broadcasts pushing Korea to brink of war: Pyongyang Press TV 09 Jan 2016 -- North Korea has warned that the South's resumption of anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts on the border could push the Korean Peninsula to "the brink of war."
- S. Korea resumes anti-DPRK propaganda broadcasts as planned People's Daily 08 Jan 2016 -- South Korea's military resumed propaganda broadcasts against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as planned in retaliation for DPRK's nuclear test, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday.
- South Korea resumes anti-North broadcasts Press TV 08 Jan 2016 -- South Korea resumes its propaganda broadcasts into North Korea across the border and Pyongyang increases the number of forward-deployed troops.
- S Korean Parliament Adopts Resolution Condemning North's Nuclear Test Sputnik 08 Jan 2016 -- The resolution states that the nuclear test was a serious provocation and threatens regional security, and will further increase international pressure and isolation of North Korea.
- DPRK begins propaganda broadcasts across border after S.Korea's resumption People's Daily 08 Jan 2016 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday began its anti-South Korea propaganda broadcasts in border areas in response to Seoul's resumption of anti-DPRK broadcasts, Yonhap news agency reported.
- Tensions Building on Korean Border Following Nuclear Blast VOA 08 Jan 2016 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received an irritating birthday gift Friday when South Korea resumed critical loudspeaker broadcasts along the border area.
- China wary as S.Korea, US discuss deployment People's Daily 08 Jan 2016 -- China on Thursday expressed concern over the current developments on the Korean Peninsula, urging all members of the Six-Party Talks to return to the negotiation table after South Korea and the US discussed deploying strategic weapons in response to North Korea's nuclear test.
- South Korea Halts Aid, Inter-Korean Exchanges Over Nuclear Test VOA 07 Jan 2016 -- South Korea said Thursday that it would temporarily suspend aid to North Korea and limit inter-Korean exchanges in response to Pyongyang's nuclear test this week.
- Washington, Seoul Discuss Deployment of Nuke Sub, F-22 and B-52 to S Korea Sputnik 07 Jan 2016 -- Military officials from the United States and South Korea discussed the deployment of a nuclear-powered submarine, a F-22 stealth fighter and a B-52 bomber to the Asian country amid Pyongyang's alleged hydrogen bomb test.
- S.Korea to resume propaganda broadcast in border areas with DPRK People's Daily 07 Jan 2016 -- South Korea's presidential office said Thursday that the country will resume propaganda broadcasts from Friday noon with loudspeakers in border areas with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
- S.Korea to restrict entry into joint factory park with DPRK People's Daily 07 Jan 2016 -- South Korea's unification ministry plans to restrict the entry of workers into the Kaesong industrial complex, an inter-Korean factory park in the namesake city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), local media reported Thursday.
- S Korea Raises Combat Readiness to Secure Propaganda on Border With North Sputnik 07 Jan 2016 -- South Korea is ready to protect the sites where it placed loudspeakers to send propaganda messages to North Korea.
- Seoul to Resume Propaganda Broadcasts to Retaliate Against North VOA 07 Jan 2016 -- South Korea announced it will resume loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts into North Korea on Friday in response to Pyongyang's nuclear test earlier this week.
- US, S. Korean Forces on Alert After North's Nuclear Test VOA 07 Jan 2016 -- U.S. and South Korean military forces on the Korean peninsula have been put on high alert following North Korea's fourth nuclear test conducted Wednesday.
- Japan, S Korea to Seek UNSC Measures Against Pyongyang After H-Bomb Test Sputnik 07 Jan 2016 -- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea's President Park Geun-hye agreed on the need for tough measures against North Korea, Japanese media reported Thursday.
- Park, Obama agree to push strong UN resolutions over DPRK's nuke test People's Daily 07 Jan 2016 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.S. President Barack Obama have agreed to push for strong United Nations resolutions over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s fourth nuclear test, Park's office said Thursday.
- S. Korea, U.S. defense chiefs reaffirm DPRK unacceptable as nuke state People's Daily 07 Jan 2016 -- South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-Koo and U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday reaffirmed their views that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will not be accepted as a nuclear state.
- US, S Korea and Japan vow 'tough response' to N Korea Press TV 07 Jan 2016 -- The White House says the United States, South Korea and Japan have agreed to launch a 'united and strong' response to North Korea's claim of a successful hydrogen bomb test.
- Readout of Secretary of Defense Carter's Call with Republic of Korea Defense Minister Han DoD 06 Jan 2016
- Seoul Increases Combat Readiness After North Korea Test of Hydrogen Bomb Sputnik 06 Jan 2016 -- South Korea has strengthened the combat readiness of the national armed forces as North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb earlier on Wednesday, local media reported.
- Russian, S Korean Diplomats Express Concern Over Pyongyang's H-Bomb Test Sputnik 06 Jan 2016 -- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and South Korean Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Hwang Joon-kook in a phone conversation expressed concern over an alleged hydrogen bomb test announced by Pyongyang, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
- S. Korea says to maintain close cooperation with U.S. after DPRK's nuke test People's Daily 06 Jan 2016 -- South Korea and the United States plan to maintain a close cooperation after the fourth nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Seoul's foreign ministry said Wednesday.
- S.Korea strongly denounces DPRK's fourth nuclear test People's Daily 06 Jan 2016 -- South Korea's presidential office on Wednesday strongly denounced the fourth nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), pledging to take all necessary measures like sanctions by UN Security Council.
- S.Korean president to convene emergency security meeting after DPRK nuke test People's Daily 06 Jan 2016 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye will convene an emergency security meeting on Wednesday after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s surprising announcement of a successful hydrogen bomb test.
- South Korea Hesitant to Reenter Talks With North VOA 04 Jan 2016 -- South Korea responded cautiously Monday to Kim Jong Un's recent call to improve bilateral relations.
- South Korean Political Parties Welcome Pyongyang's Peaceful Intentions Sputnik 01 Jan 2016 -- A spokesman of the South Korea's ruling Saenuri party called peaceful intentions of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un 'significant.'
- North Korean leader vows to improve ties with South Press TV 01 Jan 2016 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to work to improve relations between his country and neighboring South Korea.
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