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Report: South Korea Eyes PAC-3 Missile Purchase in Response to North Korean Threat

South Korea plans to buy Lockheed Martin-built Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles through a potential $53 million contract to support defense efforts against ballistic missile threats posed by North Korea, Defense News reported Monday. The East Asian country’s defense acquisition program administration approved Feb. 7 the procurement plan for PAC-3 Missile …

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Nikki Haley: North Korea Could Perform New Missile Test

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the U.S. government has received reports that North Korea might conduct another missile test, Reuters reported Tuesday. Haley told reporters that tighter measures must be employed against North Korea if it launches a new missile. She added that the U.S. government …

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DoD Officials Seek to Expedite Foreign Military Sales Process

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said he met with Ellen Lord, top acquisition chief at the Defense Department; and Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency; to determine ways on how to accelerate the foreign military sales process, Defense News reported Friday. Shanahan told reporters …

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Army Intell Officer Maj. Gen. Scott Berrier Named Military Deputy to DIA Director

Maj. Gen. Scott Berrier, commanding general and commandant of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca in Arizona, will assume the role of military deputy to the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. The Defense Department said Monday Berrier will be based out of Washington as part of his new role. …

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U.S., South Korea to Conduct Air Combat Exercise in December

The Pacific Air Force has announced details regarding the next Vigilant Ace 18, an air combat exercise that aims to demonstrate interoperability between aerial forces from the U.S. and South Korea. PACAF said Saturday nearly 12,000 personnel from the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Navy will train with South …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford: US, South Korea, Japan Need Trilateral Cooperation to Stop North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said defense leaders from the U.S., Japan and South Korea agreed trilateral and multilateral cooperation is needed among the three countries to counter North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear threats, DoD News reported Tuesday. “That includes missile defense and any …

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