October 06, 2022

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Chaewon Chung

Chaewon Chung covers U.S., Chinese, and Japanese politics and national security in relation to North Korea. She previously worked at Coda Story covering disinformation and technology with a focus on the East Asia.

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North Korea tests new nuclear-capable ‘tactical guided’ missile: State media

North Korea tests new nuclear-capable ‘tactical guided’ missile: State media

Kim Jong Un guided the test and told military officials to 'further strengthen nuclear combat forces'

North Korea tests new nuclear-capable ‘tactical guided’ missile: State media
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Colin Zwirko April 17, 2022
North Korean threats driving Japan to consider ‘base strike’ capability: Experts

North Korean threats driving Japan to consider ‘base strike’ capability: Experts

Changes to defense posture could irk neighbors and increase likelihood of DPRK provocations, experts tell NK News

North Korean threats driving Japan to consider ‘base strike’ capability: Experts
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 15, 2022
US ‘closely watching’ for North Korean ‘provocations’: State Department

US ‘closely watching’ for North Korean ‘provocations’: State Department

North Korea may choose to celebrate its biggest holiday of the year with more missile or nuclear tests

US ‘closely watching’ for North Korean ‘provocations’: State Department
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 15, 2022
Top US diplomat to visit Seoul to discuss ‘serious situation’ on the peninsula

Top US diplomat to visit Seoul to discuss ‘serious situation’ on the peninsula

North Korea has launched at least one ICBM and a flurry of other short- and mid-range ballistic missiles since January

Top US diplomat to visit Seoul to discuss ‘serious situation’ on the peninsula
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 15, 2022
US aircraft carrier conducts drills with Japan following North Korean ICBM test

US aircraft carrier conducts drills with Japan following North Korean ICBM test

Joint exercises with USS Abraham Lincoln near Korean Peninsula ‘enhance credibility' of deterrence, US Navy says

US aircraft carrier conducts drills with Japan following North Korean ICBM test
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 12, 2022
US pick for Seoul ambassador stresses North Korea’s ‘complete’ denuclearization

US pick for Seoul ambassador stresses North Korea’s ‘complete’ denuclearization

In confirmation hearing, Philip Goldberg promises to work with South Korea and Japan to shore up deterrence

US pick for Seoul ambassador stresses North Korea’s ‘complete’ denuclearization
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 8, 2022
US ‘prepared’ for more North Korean nuclear, missile tests: State Department

US ‘prepared’ for more North Korean nuclear, missile tests: State Department

Sung Kim hopes DPRK focuses on ‘serious engagement’ after leader’s sister threatens to wipe out South Korean army

US ‘prepared’ for more North Korean nuclear, missile tests: State Department
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 7, 2022
Chinese diplomat keeps up active diplomacy on North Korea after ICBM test

Chinese diplomat keeps up active diplomacy on North Korea after ICBM test

Liu Xiaoming’s meeting with Sung Kim part of effort to manage tensions due to national security concerns, expert says

Chinese diplomat keeps up active diplomacy on North Korea after ICBM test
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 6, 2022
US, ROK agree to take ‘strong measures’ in response to North Korea’s ICBM test

US, ROK agree to take ‘strong measures’ in response to North Korea’s ICBM test

Top DPRK policy envoys from Washington and Seoul condemn recent missile launches, vow ‘unified response’

US, ROK agree to take ‘strong measures’ in response to North Korea’s ICBM test
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 5, 2022
North Korea warns of ‘extermination’ if South Korean army attacks Pyongyang

North Korea warns of ‘extermination’ if South Korean army attacks Pyongyang

Warning from Kim Yo Jong comes after South Korean official describes strike capabilities against DPRK missile launches

North Korea warns of ‘extermination’ if South Korean army attacks Pyongyang
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 5, 2022
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