Tag Archives: South Korea

US Launches Naval Missile Defense Exercise With Japan, South Korea

The U.S., Japan and South Korea have begun a three-day naval defense missile exercise amid threats that North Korea may conduct a fire-test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. Kim Gamel writes the U.S. Navy’s Japan-based USS Stethem Arleigh Burke-class destroyer started the missile defense drills …

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Korea Herald: North Korean Cyberattack Could ‘Paralyze’ US Pacom’s Control Center

A study by South Korea’s defense technology agency says North Korean hackers have the capacity to disable the U.S. Pacific Command‘s control center, the Korea Herald reported Tuesday. Yoon Min-sik writes the Defense Department ran a simulation that showed a full-blown cyberattack from North Korea could “paralyze” Pacom’s computer network and cause …

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Report: THAAD Deployment in South Korea to Occur in 8-10 Months

The deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system to South Korea will occur within eight-to-10 months, Reuters reported Friday. U.S. Forces Korea Commander Brooks told South Korea’s Yonhap news agency that the U.S. looks to rotate strategic weaponry in the Korean peninsula to deter North Korean threats, Christine Kim and Ju-min Park wrote …

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US, South Korea Vow to Uphold UN Sanctions on North Korea

President Barack Obama said the U.S. will team up with South Korea and other allies in efforts to ensure that the latest United Nations sanctions against North Korea’s missile launches are implemented fully. Obama said in his remarks published Tuesday that both he and South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemn what he calls the “provocations” by North Korea. …

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Air Force Eyes International Satellite Support in Weather Data Strategy

The U.S. Air Force plans to utilize satellite data from international partners as part of a weather data strategy the service branch has submitted to Congress, Space News reported Monday. Mike Gruss writes the Defense Department will use data from satellites operated by South Korea, India and Europe’s Eumetsat meteorological satellite organization through a seven-year period under the Air Force …

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US, South Korea to Deploy THAAD Missile Defense System on Peninsula

The U.S. and South Korea have made an alliance decision to deploy a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system on the Korean Peninsula amid North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The Defense Department said Thursday U.S. and South Korea have engaged in consultations since February to discuss the feasibility of using THAAD to protect South …

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