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Report: South Korea to Restart $8B Fighter Aircraft Competition

South Korea plans to reopen bidding on a $7.8 billion contract to provide stealth fighter jets for the country’s air force, Reuters reported Sunday. Joyce Lee writes the government reportedly wants an aircraft capable of avoiding detection by adversaries’ radar. Reuters reports Lockheed Martin, Boeing Eurofighter are pursuing the contract. The South Korean joint chiefs …

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ExecutiveGov Expands Coverage Abroad to Foreign Relations

ExecutiveGov, published by Executive Mosaic, is the leading source for news and views from the perspective of public sector executives and other key government decision makers that facilitate the public-private partnerships in the U.S. That coverage has expanded in recent months to include the top stories and significant developments regarding …

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CSIS Report: Troop Numbers Driving Asia Defense Spending Increase

A new Center for Strategic and International Studies report reveals the increased military spending of China, India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from 2000 to 2011, Defense News reports. According to Zachary Fryer-Biggs’ story, the report attributes the increased spending with troop size and maintenance costs rather than large investments …

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Obama Addresses APAC Future, North Korea

The U.S. intends to expand its role in the Asia-Pacific region, President Barack Obama said during a Monday news conference with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak. Obama and Lee held a joint news conference during the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea to discuss security issues in the Asia-Pacific …

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Gates Arrives in South Korea to Plan Alliance Objectives

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates recently arrived in South Korea to meet with officials to lay out future objectives in strengthening the alliance between the two nations. Joined by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gates will begin the first “2-plus-2 Talks” and will outline a series of military exercises …

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