May 29, 2024

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

Why state-of-the-art US missile defenses may not stop new North Korean threats
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Why state-of-the-art US missile defenses may not stop new North Korean threats

Washington is spending billions on more interceptors, but DPRK’s growing arsenal demands rethink of decades-old approach

Why state-of-the-art US missile defenses may not stop new North Korean threats
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda May 24, 2024
North Korea’s rapid weapons plant construction betrays urgent production push
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North Korea’s rapid weapons plant construction betrays urgent production push

Kim Jong Un’s latest factory tour suggests even unfinished facility may be operational amid arms sales to Russia

North Korea’s rapid weapons plant construction betrays urgent production push
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 23, 2024
How North Korean cybercrime has laid bare vulnerabilities in ROK defenses
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How North Korean cybercrime has laid bare vulnerabilities in ROK defenses

Experts say there’s no foolproof solution to evolving threats but underscore dangers of a complacent South Korean public

How North Korean cybercrime has laid bare vulnerabilities in ROK defenses
Everything Moon Jae-in says about North Korea in his mammoth new memoir
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Everything Moon Jae-in says about North Korea in his mammoth new memoir

NK Pro translates key parts of former president’s book, from Kim Jong Un’s wish to visit border island to anger at US

Everything Moon Jae-in says about North Korea in his mammoth new memoir
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park May 22, 2024
Canada and New Zealand impose sanctions to counter North Korea-Russia arms trade

Canada and New Zealand impose sanctions to counter North Korea-Russia arms trade

Designation of Russian entities follow sanctions by other Five Eyes members, highlighting coordination over Ukraine war

Canada and New Zealand impose sanctions to counter North Korea-Russia arms trade
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 22, 2024
Seoul investigating possible North Korean breach of defense officials’ emails

Seoul investigating possible North Korean breach of defense officials’ emails

Cyberattack reportedly compromised over 100 accounts, though ROK says it did not lead to military data leaks

Seoul investigating possible North Korean breach of defense officials’ emails
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 21, 2024
North Korea vows to boost nuclear posture after US subcritical nuke test

North Korea vows to boost nuclear posture after US subcritical nuke test

DPRK slams US for destabilizing global security through no-expolosion experiment, though expert downplays threat

North Korea vows to boost nuclear posture after US subcritical nuke test
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 20, 2024
Kim Jong Un was ‘desperate’ to give up nukes, former ROK president writes

Kim Jong Un was ‘desperate’ to give up nukes, former ROK president writes

In memoir, Moon Jae-in claims North Korean leader said nukes were only for self-defense despite change of heart since

Kim Jong Un was ‘desperate’ to give up nukes, former ROK president writes
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park May 20, 2024
Why even faulty North Korean weapons won’t derail military ties with Russia
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Why even faulty North Korean weapons won’t derail military ties with Russia

Experts say both sides have too much to gain to jeopardize relationship that is ‘stronger than anyone suspected’

Why even faulty North Korean weapons won’t derail military ties with Russia
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 20, 2024
Kim Jong Un guides tactical missile test with ‘autonomous navigation’

Kim Jong Un guides tactical missile test with ‘autonomous navigation’

North Korean leader also visits another defense factory, warns enemies ‘not to play with fire’

Kim Jong Un guides tactical missile test with ‘autonomous navigation’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 18, 2024