September 26, 2022

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

Right to self-defense? International law and U.S. options against North Korea
NK PRO

Right to self-defense? International law and U.S. options against North Korea

In the first part of a series, we examine the international legality of American options against the DPRK

Right to self-defense? International law and U.S. options against North Korea
Tristan Webb
Tristan Webb March 31, 2017
Reading North Korea news in China: Conspiracy theories and “bathroom language”

Reading North Korea news in China: Conspiracy theories and “bathroom language”

Amid Tillerson's visit, state media and the internet speculated on U.S. intentions and Kim Jong Nam

Reading North Korea news in China: Conspiracy theories and “bathroom language”
Adam Cathcart
Adam Cathcart March 30, 2017
The American-shaped dilemmas facing South Korea’s next President

The American-shaped dilemmas facing South Korea’s next President

Could Moon Jae-in recalibrate the alliance with the U.S.?

The American-shaped dilemmas facing South Korea’s next President
Peter Ward
Peter Ward March 29, 2017
How N. Korea’s new APCs highlight the KPA’s continued modernization
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How N. Korea’s new APCs highlight the KPA’s continued modernization

New generation of armored personnel carriers signals ongoing upgrade of DPRK ground forces

How N. Korea’s new APCs highlight the KPA’s continued modernization
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer March 28, 2017
The first North Korean crisis in Malaysia

The first North Korean crisis in Malaysia

Years before Kim Jong Nam's death, North Korean agents hatched a plot to wreak havoc in Malaysia

The first North Korean crisis in Malaysia
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young March 24, 2017
Next South Korean president should increase defense spending: Bennett

Next South Korean president should increase defense spending: Bennett

N.Korea could conduct "massive biological and chemical weapons attacks" on ROK, says RAND scholar

Next South Korean president should increase defense spending: Bennett
JH Ahn
JH Ahn March 22, 2017
Donald Trump’s red line: Will North Korea call his bluff?

Donald Trump’s red line: Will North Korea call his bluff?

Will Trump really be able to keep to his word that a North Korean ICBM launch "won't happen"?

Donald Trump’s red line: Will North Korea call his bluff?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin March 19, 2017
The U.S. obligation to defend the South from North Korea is not limitless

The U.S. obligation to defend the South from North Korea is not limitless

American soldiers should not die because of Seoul's bad decisions

The U.S. obligation to defend the South from North Korea is not limitless
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy March 16, 2017
It’s time for the U.S. to negotiate a peace treaty with North Korea

It’s time for the U.S. to negotiate a peace treaty with North Korea

Recent calls by experts for a deal with the North are a long time coming

It’s time for the U.S. to negotiate a peace treaty with North Korea
Ann Wright
Ann Wright March 16, 2017
Why U.S. troops must stay in South Korea

Why U.S. troops must stay in South Korea

A recent call for an end to the American presence in South Korea misses the point

Why U.S. troops must stay in South Korea
Yu Bin Kim
Yu Bin Kim March 15, 2017