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July 2016 - South Korea Special Weapons News

  • US-S Korea Military Drills Proceed as N Korea Warns of 'Vicious' Showdown Sputnik 31 Jul 2016 -- Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are at a fever pitch as rhetoric spouted from Pyongyang's top brass is even more militaristic than ever before with statements of direct action and declarations of war.
  • DPRK condemns THAAD deployment on Korean Peninsula People's Daily 31 Jul 2016 -- After Seoul and Washington decided in early July to introduce the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense, or THAAD, onto the Korean Peninsula, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) immediately voiced strong condemnation and even threatened to take "physical countermeasures" to deal with the missile system.
  • Russia, China Warn Against Placing US Missiles in South Korea Sputnik 29 Jul 2016 -- Russia and China condemn US plans to missiles to South Korea, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
  • Citizens, politicians, media in S. Korea raise voices against THAAD deployment People's Daily 29 Jul 2016 -- South Korean citizens, politicians and news organizations are raising a dissenting voice over the decision between Seoul and Washington to deploy Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in their homeland.
  • China Unhappy That Seoul Accepted US Missile-Defense System VOA 28 Jul 2016 -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says South Korea's recent decision to deploy the United States' Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile defense system harms the foundation of mutual trust between Beijing and Seoul.
  • North Korea Accuses South of Sending Snakes Across the Border Sputnik 28 Jul 2016 -- Documenting an unusually high number of snakes coming out of Yalu river, North Korean authorities have accused the South of a "cunning plot" to destabilize their northern neighbor by releasing hordes of the legless reptiles.
  • Korea No Closer to Peace on Armistice Anniversary VOA 27 Jul 2016 -- On the 63rd anniversary of the end of the Korean War, lasting peace remains elusive as regional tensions have increased and relations between Seoul and Pyongyang have regressed over the North's nuclear program.
  • Seoul to Test THAAD Radar Waves Amid Local Population Health Concerns - MoD Sputnik 26 Jul 2016 -- The South Korean authorities will carry out additional testing of the electromagnetic emission of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system to be deployed by the United States in the country in an attempt to alleviate health concerns of the local population, the South Korean Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
  • South Korea, US to Conceal THAAD Radar Data With Japan Sputnik 25 Jul 2016 -- Seoul and Washington will not share with Tokyo the data obtained via the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system to be deployed by the United States in South Korea, Yonhap reported on Monday, citing a government source.
  • China says South Korea abused mutual trust with THAAD deployment deal Press TV 24 Jul 2016 -- China has accused South Korea of abusing mutual trust between both countries by ignoring opposition and going ahead with the deployment of an advanced missile system on its soil.
  • S. Korean Opponents Argue THAAD May Do More Harm Than Good VOA 21 Jul 2016 -- Thousands of residents from the planned deployment site of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system rallied in the South Korean capital Thursday to denounce the system as a health and safety threat to their communities.
  • South Korean President Defends Missile Defense Plan VOA 21 Jul 2016 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye is defending her decision to deploy a U.S.-built missile defense system on the country's southeastern peninsula, as protests against the plan continue.
  • S.Korea warns of DPRK's readiness for nuke test amid activity in test site People's Daily 18 Jul 2016 -- South Korea on Monday warned of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s readiness for its fifth nuclear test amid worries about increased activity in its main nuclear test site.
  • THAAD Radiation Fears Spark South Korean Protests VOA 15 Jul 2016 -- Protesters pelted South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn with eggs and water bottles Friday as he tried to allay the concerns of citizens living near the site where the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system will be deployed.
  • South Korean president advocates THAAD deployment amid protests Press TV 14 Jul 2016 -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye has supported the deployment of the US advanced missile system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) amid opposition from both inside and outside the country.
  • S.Korea to deploy THAAD in southeastern region despite opposition from neighboring countries People's Daily 13 Jul 2016 -- South Korea's defense ministry on Wednesday announced an agreement with the United States to deploy the U.S. missile defense system, called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), in its southeastern region despite continued oppositions from neighboring countries.
  • China calls on US to cease THAAD deployment in South Korea Press TV 13 Jul 2016 -- China has reaffirmed its strong opposition to the US deployment of an advanced missile system in neighboring South Korea, warning that Beijing would take necessary steps to protect its interests.
  • Despite Mass Protests, South Korea to Deploy Missile Defense Shield Sputnik 13 Jul 2016 -- The South Korean government has chosen the site for a new THAAD anti-missile defense unit supplied by the United States, despite opposition from China, Russia, and South Korean citizens.
  • US THAAD Systems to Protect Up to 2/3 of South Korean Territory Sputnik 13 Jul 2016 -- South Korean Defense Ministry said that US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) systems will protect up to two-thirds of South Korean territory from missiles from North Korea.
  • U.S. to Deploy THAAD Missile Battery to South Korea AFPS 08 Jul 2016 -- Based on recent consultations, the United States and South Korea have made an alliance decision to deploy a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense missile battery to U.S. Forces Korea as a defensive measure to ensure the security of South Korea and that of its people, and to protect alliance military forces from North Korea's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile threats, according to a Defense Department news release issued July 7.
  • US, South Korea to Deploy Controversial THAAD Missile Defense VOA 08 Jul 2016 -- The U.S. and South Korea have announced plans to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense - THAAD - on the Korean peninsula to counter North Korea's ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile development programs.
  • North Korea Releases Dam Water Into South Without Warning VOA 06 Jul 2016 -- North Korea released water from a dam near its border with the South without warning early Wednesday morning, increasing fears of floods in areas already hit by heavy rainfall in recent days.
  • South Korea to double loudspeakers along border with North Press TV 06 Jul 2016 -- South Korea's military plans to double its loudspeakers along the border with North Korea to increase its broadcast of anti-Pyongyang messages.
  • Republic of Korea - SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles and Containers DSCA 05 Jul 2016 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles, containers and support. The estimated cost is $65 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 1, 2016.
  • South Korea to Build Artificial Reefs in Yellow Sea VOA 04 Jul 2016 -- South Korea is planning to build 80 artificial reefs near the de facto maritime border with North Korea in an effort to thwart what Seoul says is illegal fishing by Chinese boats.
  • Good as New! Finland to Buy Second-Hand Howitzers From South Korea Sputnik 04 Jul 2016 -- Finland's Ministry of Defense, which has been suffering from budget cuts, has been discussing the procurement of second-hand military equipment with South Korea in order to update its forces in the most cost-effective manner.

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