17 October 2021
7 month ago
South Korea's foreign ministry said on Friday the country would suspend defence and security exchanges, ban the export of arms or other strategic items and reconsider its development aid to Myanmar over the ongoing unrest after a military coup
Belarus, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria & Venezuela create "The Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations" to promote "legality over force."
7 month ago
Head of U.S. forces in the Pacific says he wants to add Aegis Ashore to Guam for 360 coverage to protect island from Chinese warships, submarines and bombers. Only missile defense on Guam today is THAAD which gives 120 degree coverage, but oriented toward North Korea, not China
7 month ago
Head of U.S. forces in South Korea says only 28 service members out of 28,500 have tested positive for the coronavirus
@DeptofDefense announces @SecDef Lloyd Austin's 1st overseas trip - to Japan, South Korea & India Austin will "discuss the importance of international defense relationships, and reinforce the United States' commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region" per statement
Travel by @SecBlinken to Japan and ROK announced by @StateDept
New satellite imagery suggests that North Koreans are rehearsing an upcoming torch march. The group formations observed from March 6 to 9 suggest it will be a student procession from the country's Youth League and not another military parade
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Reuters: Raids came 1 day after President Moon Jae-in called for an investigation into allegations that at least 13 Korea Land and Housing employees acted on insider information and bought undeveloped land near Seoul before the government unveiled a new development project there
7 month ago
Reuters: Police said on Tuesday they were serving search and seizure warrants at the headquarters of Korea Land and Housing Corp in Jinju, south of Seoul, to gather evidence of illegal property speculation by employees. (This could be the worst scandal of the century for SK)
More EU human rights sanctions on their way. Should be approved ahead of the EU foreign affairs council on 22 March. This time a more global list with Ppl/entities from Russia but also China, DPRK, Eritrea, SouthSudan
"We're pleased" says @PentagonPresSec on US-South Korea reaching consensus on cost-sharing deal for US troops. Says the deal will "strengthen our alliance & our shared defense"
7 month ago
Upcoming South Korea-U.S. exercise to include partial FOC test for OPCON transition: JCS
7 month ago
South Korea, U.S. to stage combined exercise on March 8-16: JCS
"I'm not in a position to confirm any travel at this time," replies @StateDeptSpox when asked about reports of @SecBlinken planning to travel to Japan for a 2+2 meeting, but "he's itching to get on the road" amid the coronavirus pandemic restrictions on travel
'Robust' North Korea sanctions needed to prevent nuclear proliferation: the nominee for U.S. under secretary of defense for policy said Thursday
7 month ago
A transgender South Korean soldier who was forcibly discharged from the army after gender-reassignment surgery has been found dead, police said, prompting anger and calls for legal reforms
7 month ago
Yonhap says South Korean chief prosecutor Yoon Seok-youl will make a statement at 2 PM and adds a note that resignation is a possibility
U.S. intelligence is monitoring North Koreas Yongdoktong nuclear facility after recent concealment movements. & nuclear facilities across North Korea due to reports of nuclear fuel rod reprocessing
New satellite imagery obtained by @ZcohenCNN & @kylieatwood reveals North Korea has recently taken steps to conceal underground tunnels at Yongdoktong. US intelligence agencies believe the site is being used to store nuclear weapons
7 month ago
Top national security officials from Washington and Seoul spoke on Tuesday ahead of upcoming joint military drills. Both sides vowed to maintain "stability" on the Korean Peninsula and touched base on a "variety of shared foreign policy priorities"
"Today's landscape is increasingly complicated & competitive" per @CIA nominee Burns "It's a world where familiar threats persist, from terrorism & nuclear proliferation to an aggressive Russia, a provocative North Korea & a hostile Iran"
US military working closely with South Korea to maintain joint defense readiness: Pentagon official
7 month ago
South Korea has agreed to release "a part" of billions of dollars of Iran's money it had blocked in its banks for years because of U.S. sanctions
7 month ago
A 20yr old North Korea man swam for 6hrs to defect from North Korea. He was wearing diving gear and crawled through a pipe underneath barbed wire fence into South Korea, where he was picked up by South Korean military
Justice Department charges 3 North Korean computer programmers in broad range of global hacks
North Korea "tried to hack Pfizer" - South Korean intelligence cited by press
'Suspicious man' caught near DMZ appears to be from North Korea: JCS
This is not true @InsideEVs. That Korean article is just based on unconfirmed Kakao Talk messenger news. Hyundai and LG still investigating causes of Kona EV fire
North Korea maintained and developed its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes throughout 2020 in violation of international sanctions
8 month ago
DongA Ilbo says South Korea's defense ministry briefed parliament on scenarios of a Japanese invasion of Dokdo, islets controlled by SK but contested by Japan, and how SK military would repel such attempts
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