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
Blinken announces 10 Countries of Particular Concern for having engaged in or tolerated "systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom." CPCs are Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan
2 month ago
Kim Jong Un makes first appearance in over a month
North Korea held an artillery drill over the weekend, but Kim Jong Un was apparently not present. "Gun barrels to annihilate the enemy competitively shelled and hit the target accurately," state media reported on Sunday
The US has urged North Korea to end 'provocative' missile tests and return to talks
South Korea's president says he'll keep striving to promote peace with North Korea through dialogue until the end of his term next May, after Pyongyang raised animosities with a resumption of provocative weapons tests
South Korea: Dummy satellite not in it's intended orbit
South Korea rocket launch fails to put payload in orbit: Moon
3 month ago
View from the Naro space center as South Korea's first fully domestically produced space launch rocket took off moments ago. It's still on its way carrying a dummy satellite into orbit
North Korea says its SLBM test-launch not targeting U.S
"The other thing that has struck me is the sheer brazenness.especially when it comes to ransomware & digital extortion" per @TheJusticeDept Deputy AG Monaco. Describes cyber threat landscape as "crowded & aggressive"
3 month ago
"We are yet another inflection point" when it comes to cyber threats facing the US, per @TheJusticeDept Deputy AG Lisa Monaco "Russia China North Korea & Iran pose a significant threat" she says "Now the threat is blended with criminal groups. They are forming alliances
3 month ago
South Korea plans to launch its first domestically produced space rocket tomorrow. Here at Seoul Station, you can see a model of the rocket and even leave a note of congratulations
3 month ago
High resolution photos from yesterdays North Korean SLBM launch which was fired from a Gorae-class Submarine out of Sinpo Naval Shipyard