May 24, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

New US Army manual on North Korea uses old nuclear weapon estimates, experts say

New US Army manual on North Korea uses old nuclear weapon estimates, experts say

Many media organizations were quick to play up the manual’s contents, but most of it is old news, according to analysts

New US Army manual on North Korea uses old nuclear weapon estimates, experts say
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy August 27, 2020
New malware strain indicates North Korean cyber groups share malicious tools

New malware strain indicates North Korean cyber groups share malicious tools

Security firm sees “malware lineage” across hacking units as U.S. agencies link malicious code variant to DPRK

New malware strain indicates North Korean cyber groups share malicious tools
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee August 20, 2020
North Korea’s long-term economic goals ‘seriously delayed,’ ruling party says

North Korea’s long-term economic goals ‘seriously delayed,’ ruling party says

Plenum meeting reveals details ahead of Eighth Congress in Jan. 2021, where a new five-year economic plan will emerge

North Korea’s long-term economic goals ‘seriously delayed,’ ruling party says
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim August 19, 2020
ROK-US joint military exercises start after delay caused by COVID-19 infections

ROK-US joint military exercises start after delay caused by COVID-19 infections

Computer-simulated Combined Command Post Training was delayed due to a confirmed COVID case among ROK army participants

ROK-US joint military exercises start after delay caused by COVID-19 infections
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 18, 2020
More than 6,000 hackers are working for North Korea worldwide, report says

More than 6,000 hackers are working for North Korea worldwide, report says

A U.S. Army Techniques Publication manual details the scale of North Korea's antagonistic cyber units

More than 6,000 hackers are working for North Korea worldwide, report says
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy August 17, 2020
Review: Nuclear map of ‘Kim Jong Un and the Bomb’ will stand the test of time

Review: Nuclear map of ‘Kim Jong Un and the Bomb’ will stand the test of time

Ankit Panda’s book dives into the reality that North Korea is now a nuclear state, just like Israel, India and Pakistan.

Review: Nuclear map of ‘Kim Jong Un and the Bomb’ will stand the test of time
Glyn Ford
Glyn Ford August 16, 2020
How South Korea’s defense plan against the North could actually help relations

How South Korea’s defense plan against the North could actually help relations

The more self-reliant South Korea is militarily, the less vulnerable inter-Korean relations are to third-party pressure

How South Korea’s defense plan against the North could actually help relations
Henri Feron
Henri Feron August 16, 2020
The pros and cons of South Korea’s new, high-tech missile defense plans
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The pros and cons of South Korea’s new, high-tech missile defense plans

Seoul rolled out an ambitious, five-year defense plan against the North with a domestic version of Israel's Iron Dome

The pros and cons of South Korea’s new, high-tech missile defense plans
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda August 14, 2020
‘A gift and a curse’: What South Korea’s $253 billion defense plan really means
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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

‘A gift and a curse’: What South Korea’s $253 billion defense plan really means
Chun In-bum
Chun In-bum August 12, 2020
Lasting impact: What Korea would look like if the ‘Forgotten War’ never happened

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

Lasting impact: What Korea would look like if the ‘Forgotten War’ never happened
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy August 11, 2020