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Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

S.Korea deploying rocket-launch system to islands near N.Korea

S.Korea deploying rocket-launch system to islands near N.Korea

Military analysts question system's range, use of unguided rockets

S.Korea deploying rocket-launch system to islands near N.Korea
JH Ahn
JH Ahn November 20, 2015
Lee Ul Sol: Last of N. Korea’s original partisans

Lee Ul Sol: Last of N. Korea’s original partisans

94-year-old's career, medal count shows how Pyongyang values absolute, obsequious loyalty

Lee Ul Sol: Last of N. Korea’s original partisans
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy November 9, 2015
Japan’s security legislation to benefit Seoul in contingency: expert

Japan’s security legislation to benefit Seoul in contingency: expert

Talks between Tokyo, Seoul, Washington needed to clear up prospects, differences of opinion

Japan’s security legislation to benefit Seoul in contingency: expert
Young-jin Kim
Young-jin Kim November 6, 2015
SAM exercise reaffirms modernization of N. Korean air defense forces
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SAM exercise reaffirms modernization of N. Korean air defense forces

North Korean surface-to-air missile drill includes first known test launch of new mobile system

SAM exercise reaffirms modernization of N. Korean air defense forces
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer November 4, 2015
Would China prop up a collapsing N. Korea?

Would China prop up a collapsing N. Korea?

In part 2 of a series on unification scenarios, we discuss Beijing’s possible reactions to a faltering North

Would China prop up a collapsing N. Korea?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 26, 2015
Veterans: S.Korean Special Forces can’t infiltrate North Korea

Veterans: S.Korean Special Forces can’t infiltrate North Korea

ROKA-SF lacks the equipment basics required to reach North Korea quickly, carry out its mission and return alive

Veterans: S.Korean Special Forces can’t infiltrate North Korea
JH Ahn
JH Ahn October 22, 2015
Analysis: Redesigned KN-08 missile unveiled in military parade
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Analysis: Redesigned KN-08 missile unveiled in military parade

New features including reduced length, new nosecone/shroud, similarities to Russian Volna

Analysis: Redesigned KN-08 missile unveiled in military parade
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi October 15, 2015
N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations
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N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations

Massive WPK 70th anniversary parade shows KN-06 SAM, KN-08 IRBM and 300mm MRL in apparent working condition

N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer October 15, 2015
N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations

N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations

Massive WPK 70th anniversary parade shows KN-06 SAM, KN-08 IRBM and 300mm MRL in apparent working condition

N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer October 10, 2015
South Korean anti-Americanism dwindles, but roots remain: Diplomat

South Korean anti-Americanism dwindles, but roots remain: Diplomat

Author suggests 'cautious optimism' in order, but says problems could potentially recur

South Korean anti-Americanism dwindles, but roots remain: Diplomat
Rob York
Rob York October 5, 2015