"The missile launch highlights the destabilizing impact of the DPRK's illicit weapons program" per @INDOPACOM "The US commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea & Japan remains ironclad"
Japan and South Korea discuss North Korean missile launch via phone - Kyodo
2 week ago
Preliminary reports indicate North Korea launched a "hypersonic" missile into the East Sea/Sea of Japan. Range: 700km/434.96 miles Apogee: 60km/196,850 feet Max Speed: Mach 10
South Korea's military has called North Korea's missile launch a "clear" violation of UN Security Council resolutions, Yonhap reports
North Korea's missile launched Tuesday improved compared with the one fired six days earlier: JCS
Latest @ROK_MND statement also confirms that the missile was launched from Chagang, the same province as last week's "hypersonic" missile launch
The FAA ordered a full ground stop at all West Coast airports on Monday, as North Korea fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan(East Sea). The stop lasted for about seven minutes.
North Korea missile traveled more than 700 km at top altitude of 60 km at Mach 10: JCS
South Korean media reporting a fighter jet has crashed in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province (that's near major military bases including US airbase at Osan)
2 week ago
Some planes on the U.S. West Coast were briefly grounded for unspecified security reasons, just 20 minutes after a North Korean missile test. No word from the FAA
NSC expresses 'strong regret' over North Korea projectile launch
North Korea has launched an apparent ballistic missile, Japan Defense Ministry says
North Korea fires unidentified projectile toward East Sea: JCS
MORE from @DeptofDefense on North Korea's claim re hypersonic missile: "We are consulting closely with our allies as we assess. & as we determine next steps" per spox "The US condemns the DPRK's continued testing of ballistic missiles, which are destabilizing to the region"
on Pyongyang's claims DPRK launched a hypersonic missile "We are aware of these reports, & we are assessing the specific nature of the recent launch event" per spox "We take any new capability seriously"
2 week ago
North Korean state media confirm North Korea conducted a hypersonic missile launch Wednesday. Picture via Rodong Sinmun
North Korea says its 'hypersonic missile' flew 700 km, accurately hit target
North Korea says it test-fired 'hypersonic' missile on Wednesday
North Korea launch - "We have every reason to believe it was a ballistic missile launch" per @PentagonPresSec
3 week ago
Japanese Defense Ministry map of North Korean missile launch
North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile off its east coast on Wednesday, authorities in Japan said, while South Korea reported the launch of an unspecified projectile
Park Geun-hye was granted a pardon for the sake of "national harmony," says South Korea's justice ministry. South Korea's PM also cites "humanitarian grounds." Park, 69, has spent much of her prison sentence in the hospital for shoulder and back injuries
A settlement of two cases has been reached by @USTreasury OFAC and @TDBank_US for apparent violations of the North Korea Sanctions Regulations and the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US seeks "serious and sustained diplomacy" with North Korea
calls visit to Seoul "very productive" Notes US, ROK also "agreed to explore ways to expand & enhance regional security cooperation & capacity building"
US, South Korea "agreed to conduct a full operational capability assessment of our Future Combined Forces Command during next fall's Combined Command Post Training" per @SecDef "an important task toward meeting the conditions necessary for OPCON transition"
US, South Korea "remain committed to a diplomatic approach to the DPRK" per @SecDef "We continue to call on the DPRK to engage in dialogue"
The Korean military says that 2 Chinese and 7 Russian military aircraft entered South Korea's air defense zone (presumably, ADIZ) without notice
South Korean ministry takes issue with U.N. Command's news release on Panmunjom tour resumption
Police clearing the road for students heading to sit Suneung in Seoul - the 8 hour marathon exam in South Korea. COVID restrictions mean there's no usual good luck welcome entrance by other students. Many are carrying small good luck charms. Emotional mums also here