February 04, 2023

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Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is the Lead Correspondent at NK News and Editorial Director at KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Kim covers inter-Korean relations and North and South Korean foreign and military affairs. Kim has covered the 2022 ROK presidential election on the ground, and prior to joining NK News, she worked for the CSIS Korea Chair in Washington D.C. and Reuters news agency’s Seoul bureau. Follow her on Twitter @jeongminnkim

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US, ROK hold second joint air drills in a week against North Korean threat

US, ROK hold second joint air drills in a week against North Korean threat

US defense secretary pledged earlier this week to continue deploying strategic assets to Seoul

US, ROK hold second joint air drills in a week against North Korean threat
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 3, 2023
North Korea slams Pentagon chief’s Seoul visit, warns of ‘nuke to nuke’ response

North Korea slams Pentagon chief’s Seoul visit, warns of ‘nuke to nuke’ response

DPRK foreign ministry criticizes deployment of US strategic assets, as ROK conducts joint air drills with US bomber

North Korea slams Pentagon chief’s Seoul visit, warns of ‘nuke to nuke’ response
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 2, 2023
Yoon asks US to strengthen deterrence against North Korea to dispel ROK concerns

Yoon asks US to strengthen deterrence against North Korea to dispel ROK concerns

In meeting with Pentagon chief, South Korean president also calls for expanding scale of upcoming joint military drills

Yoon asks US to strengthen deterrence against North Korea to dispel ROK concerns
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 1, 2023
Pentagon chief says US-ROK drills will help them see ‘eye to eye’ on North Korea

Pentagon chief says US-ROK drills will help them see ‘eye to eye’ on North Korea

Lloyd Austin stresses US extended deterrence when asked about talk of South Korea developing nuclear weapons

Pentagon chief says US-ROK drills will help them see ‘eye to eye’ on North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 31, 2023
Discussing ROK nuclear armament is ‘inappropriate,’ unification minister says

Discussing ROK nuclear armament is ‘inappropriate,’ unification minister says

Kwon Young-se says president stressed Seoul’s ‘will’ to defend against North Korea by floating ROK nuclearization

Discussing ROK nuclear armament is ‘inappropriate,’ unification minister says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 30, 2023
South Korea accidentally fired machine gun toward North Korea, military says

South Korea accidentally fired machine gun toward North Korea, military says

Joint Chiefs of Staff says DPRK has not responded to miscue, though both sides have exchanged gunfire in past

South Korea accidentally fired machine gun toward North Korea, military says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 30, 2023
Kim Yo Jong says US putting Europe in danger by providing tanks to Ukraine

Kim Yo Jong says US putting Europe in danger by providing tanks to Ukraine

Statement by North Korean leader’s sister comes week after White House presented evidence of DPRK arms sales to Russia

Kim Yo Jong says US putting Europe in danger by providing tanks to Ukraine
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 28, 2023
Seoul to expand access to North Korean media at info centers this year

Seoul to expand access to North Korean media at info centers this year

In report to president, unification ministry also announces it will update 30-year-old unification framework

Seoul to expand access to North Korean media at info centers this year
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 27, 2023
Communication failure derailed response to North Korean drones, JCS finds

Communication failure derailed response to North Korean drones, JCS finds

Joint Chiefs of Staff says personnel misjudged seriousness of threat and did not promptly alert other units of intrusion

Communication failure derailed response to North Korean drones, JCS finds
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 26, 2023
South Korea inks deal to develop drones after North Korea’s UAV intrusion

South Korea inks deal to develop drones after North Korea’s UAV intrusion

Korea Aerospace Industries and Northrup Grumman agreed to cooperate on new unmanned aerial vehicles for ROK navy

South Korea inks deal to develop drones after North Korea’s UAV intrusion
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 20, 2023
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