June 17, 2021

Military affairs

Information related to military issues in North and South Korea

North Korea shows sign of airstrike drill around replica South Korean Blue House
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North Korea shows sign of airstrike drill around replica South Korean Blue House

Satellite imagery shows airstrike targets were freshly painted near the mock Blue House since mid-April

North Korea shows sign of airstrike drill around replica South Korean Blue House
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 27, 2021
Why North Korean arms control is likely to fail, just like denuclearization

Why North Korean arms control is likely to fail, just like denuclearization

North Korea has historically entered into agreements without intending to keep them

Why North Korean arms control is likely to fail, just like denuclearization
Rob York
Rob York April 26, 2021
Trump says Kim Jong Un ‘never respected’ Moon Jae-in, slams cost-sharing deal

Trump says Kim Jong Un ‘never respected’ Moon Jae-in, slams cost-sharing deal

"Kim Jong-un of North Korea ... never respected the current President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in"

Trump says Kim Jong Un ‘never respected’ Moon Jae-in, slams cost-sharing deal
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 23, 2021
How the new military cost-sharing deal will affect the US and the Koreas
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How the new military cost-sharing deal will affect the US and the Koreas

After years of negotiating tensions, Washington and Seoul struck a deal that will strengthen their alliance

How the new military cost-sharing deal will affect the US and the Koreas
Jonathan R. Corrado
Jonathan R. Corrado April 23, 2021
Situation with North Korea is ‘ripe’ for diplomatic resolution: US commander

Situation with North Korea is ‘ripe’ for diplomatic resolution: US commander

Admiral Charles Richard is “very confident” in U.S. military’s ability to deter North Korean threat

Situation with North Korea is ‘ripe’ for diplomatic resolution: US commander
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 23, 2021
South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers

South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers

The drones will monitor airports and nuclear power plants, but could have implications for defense against North Korea

South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 19, 2021
North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade
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North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade

Satellite imagery shows construction at airfield near the Chinese border — possibly to tackle extreme drop in imports

North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 16, 2021
South Korea to install AI system at border after security breach embarrassment

South Korea to install AI system at border after security breach embarrassment

The move comes after the ROK military was put in the hot seat for failing to quickly detain a man crossing the border

South Korea to install AI system at border after security breach embarrassment
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 15, 2021
US fears North Korea can rattle power plants and hospitals through cyberattacks

US fears North Korea can rattle power plants and hospitals through cyberattacks

Pyongyang will be a “disruptive player” as its cyberattack and weapons capabilities grow, US intelligence report says

US fears North Korea can rattle power plants and hospitals through cyberattacks
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 14, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s record of April missile tests raises prospect of launches, reveals

Kim Jong Un’s record of April missile tests raises prospect of launches, reveals

North Korea could use April 15 holiday to reveal new ballistic-missile submarine or test weapons

Kim Jong Un’s record of April missile tests raises prospect of launches, reveals
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 13, 2021