August 13, 2020

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

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'A gift and a curse': What South Korea's $253 billion defense plan really means

The new, high-budget plan for 2021 - 2025 puts a big focus on interceptors meant to thwart North Korean missiles

Chun In-bum August 12, 2020

Lasting impact: What Korea would look like if the 'Forgotten War' never happened

The Korean War deepened hostilities between North and South, drastically altering the course of history

Fyodor Tertitskiy August 11, 2020
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Why heavy rain and border water pose a chronic political risk for South Korea

North Korean dams have the power to release rainwater during monsoons, which can cause significant hurt to the South

Christopher Green August 11, 2020

South Korea to develop Iron Dome-style artillery interceptor system for defense

Plans revealed in a multi-prong South Korean military modernization blueprint document covering 2021 to 2025

Chad O'Carroll August 10, 2020
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North Korea expanding military training complex ahead of major parade

Satellite imagery shows large-scale construction on new buildings ahead of the WPK's 75th anniversary parade

Colin Zwirko August 10, 2020
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How sanctions failed to stop North Korea from developing dangerous weapons tech

An unpublished U.N. report details several key technological developments made by the DPRK in recent years

Ankit Panda August 7, 2020
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'Growing scope' of North Korean nuclear weapons shown in unpublished UN report

DPRK activity linked to potential ballistic missile manufacturing and possible R&D on advanced weapons systems

Ankit Panda August 6, 2020

UN: Syria invited at least 800 North Koreans to work in military, construction

Syria allegedly invited hundreds of North Korean migrant workers as the two countries publicly established closer ties

Chad O'Carroll August 6, 2020

How the atomic bombing of Hiroshima shaped North Korea’s fears for decades

North Korea sees the United States’ refusal to apologize as a sign that Washington might use nuclear weapons again

James Fretwell August 5, 2020
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Slow but steady progress on North Korean naval base construction, imagery shows

Kim Jong Un visited in 2013, but final stages of construction on the large special operations base have yet to begin

Colin Zwirko August 4, 2020
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