December 02, 2021

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

US and South Korea to update war plans to deter evolving North Korean threats

US and South Korea to update war plans to deter evolving North Korean threats

Two sides will also conduct assessment next fall for transfer of wartime operational control, defense chiefs say

US and South Korea to update war plans to deter evolving North Korean threats
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 2, 2021
US to maintain military posture in South Korea to deter DPRK, Chinese threats

US to maintain military posture in South Korea to deter DPRK, Chinese threats

Pentagon announces ‘no changes’ after global posture review, as expert say US eyes expanded role for USFK

US to maintain military posture in South Korea to deter DPRK, Chinese threats
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung November 30, 2021
Tokyo submits record defense budget to counter threats from North Korea, China

Tokyo submits record defense budget to counter threats from North Korea, China

$6.8 billion extra budget includes spending to enhance missile defense as Kishida warns of DPRK’s weapons development

Tokyo submits record defense budget to counter threats from North Korea, China
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi November 29, 2021
ROK presidential candidates slam North Korea on anniversary of Yeonpyeong attack

ROK presidential candidates slam North Korea on anniversary of Yeonpyeong attack

Yoon Seok-youl and Lee Jae-myung condemn provocation on 11th anniversary of deadly shelling of South Korean island

ROK presidential candidates slam North Korea on anniversary of Yeonpyeong attack
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 23, 2021
North Korea holds space conference, says launching satellites will help economy

North Korea holds space conference, says launching satellites will help economy

Aerospace engineers, students gather after Kim Jong Un ordered development of military recon satellite earlier this year

North Korea holds space conference, says launching satellites will help economy
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 22, 2021
EXPLAINER: What North Korea policy might look like under Yoon Seok-youl
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EXPLAINER: What North Korea policy might look like under Yoon Seok-youl

NK Pro analyzes the conservative presidential candidate’s remarks, with commentary from his top policy adviser

EXPLAINER: What North Korea policy might look like under Yoon Seok-youl
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 18, 2021
Yoon Seok-youl’s DPRK policy ensures return to ‘fire and fury’: Democratic Party

Yoon Seok-youl’s DPRK policy ensures return to ‘fire and fury’: Democratic Party

Democratic Party blasts presidential candidate after he suggests scrapping 2018 inter-Korean military agreement

Yoon Seok-youl’s DPRK policy ensures return to ‘fire and fury’: Democratic Party
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 18, 2021
North Korea has reasons to worry as US-China tensions rise over Taiwan
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North Korea has reasons to worry as US-China tensions rise over Taiwan

Biden could support greater military developments in South Korea in efforts to thwart China’s regional ambitions

North Korea has reasons to worry as US-China tensions rise over Taiwan
James Fretwell
James Fretwell November 16, 2021
Former IAEA official: DPRK unlikely to invite inspectors without nuclear deal

Former IAEA official: DPRK unlikely to invite inspectors without nuclear deal

Laura Rockwood, who helped negotiate 1992 Safeguards Agreement, says DPRK has ‘residual angst’ about nuclear agency

Former IAEA official: DPRK unlikely to invite inspectors without nuclear deal
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 10, 2021
Why panic over Pyongyang’s missile shenanigans is unnecessary
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Why panic over Pyongyang’s missile shenanigans is unnecessary

North Korea's latest tests are insufficient to prove weapon reliability, and there are no signs of an impending attack

Why panic over Pyongyang’s missile shenanigans is unnecessary
Nah Liang Tuang
Nah Liang Tuang November 9, 2021
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