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June 13, 2024

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Kyle Johnson

Kyle L. Johnson is an analyst and Korean linguist currently residing in Seoul, South Korea.  He has previously worked for several years as an analyst for the United States Army in South Korea.  He has studied Korean at the Defense Language Institute and Yonsei University's Korean Language Institute, and holds a BA in Korean Language and Literature from the University of Washington.

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South Korea tests longer-range ballistic missile, low-level interceptor

South Korea tests longer-range ballistic missile, low-level interceptor

New weapons to serve important roles in South’s KAMD, Kill Chain programs

South Korea tests longer-range ballistic missile, low-level interceptor
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson June 7, 2015
South Korea and U.S. prepare to activate joint division

South Korea and U.S. prepare to activate joint division

New formation could bring long-term impacts for U.S.-ROK joint training, wartime OPCON transfer

South Korea and U.S. prepare to activate joint division
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson May 25, 2015
THAAD not Seoul’s only option to deter North Korea

THAAD not Seoul’s only option to deter North Korea

Ballistic missile defense system highlights differing priorities between South Korea, regional allies

THAAD not Seoul’s only option to deter North Korea
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson April 27, 2015
South Korea contracts U.S. company to upgrade missile defense

South Korea contracts U.S. company to upgrade missile defense

Upgrades come amid ongoing North Korean ballistic missile developments

South Korea contracts U.S. company to upgrade missile defense
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson April 3, 2015
U.S. acknowledges North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile

U.S. acknowledges North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile

New missile could provide significant deterrent, propaganda value to Pyongyang

U.S. acknowledges North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson March 25, 2015
Increased emphasis on unmanned aerial vehicles planned

Increased emphasis on unmanned aerial vehicles planned

Party statement calls for emphasis on lightweight, unmanned weapons systems

Increased emphasis on unmanned aerial vehicles planned
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson February 16, 2015
Wreckage of suspected N. Korean UAV discovered at sea

Wreckage of suspected N. Korean UAV discovered at sea

Discovery latest in series of apparent N. Korean UAVs discovered in South

Wreckage of suspected N. Korean UAV discovered at sea
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson September 22, 2014
Will N. Korea eye new Chinese UAV?

Will N. Korea eye new Chinese UAV?

Recently debuted cheap aircraft could be ideal for Pyongyang's recon at border

Will N. Korea eye new Chinese UAV?
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson September 18, 2014
South Korea emerging as major arms-producing country

South Korea emerging as major arms-producing country

ROK projected to become largest East Asian arms exporter by 2015

South Korea emerging as major arms-producing country
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson September 12, 2014