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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Mon, September 25, 2023 | 01:00
North Korea fires missile toward South Korean territory
North Korea fired more than 20 ballistic and other missiles, Wednesday, one of which landed in South Korean territory for the first time since the 1950-53 Korean War. The North also fired some 100 artillery shells into the East Sea. In response, President Yoon Suk-yeol ordered the military to make a swift and stern response to ensure that North Korea clearly sees the conseque...
F-35Bs in Korea
F-35B stealth fighters of the U.S. Marine Corps taxi at an air base in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, Monday. Four F-35Bs stationed in Iwakuni, Japan, arrived in Korea as part of the Vigilant Storm exercise that will run through Friday. Courtesy of ROK Air Force
US extended deterrence likely to top SCM agenda
Upcoming security talks between the defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States are expected to focus on how to respond to North Korea's advancing nuclear and missile arsenal, better known as the U.S.' strategy of extended deterrence against Pyongyang's aggression, according to diplomatic observers, Tuesday. Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup and his U.S. counterpart, Secr...
Allies begin joint air training exercise
The South Korean and U.S. air forces kicked off a five-day combined air exercise, Monday, amid growing concerns of North Korea conducting its seventh nuclear test soon. According to the South Korean military, Vigilant Storm, which will run through Friday, is aimed at enhancing the operational and tactical capabilities of combined air operations and bolstering the allies' comb...
Gangwon Province to repay Legoland Korea developer's debt
Gangwon Province will fulfill a payment guarantee for the developer of Legoland Korea Resort by mid-December, one month earlier than scheduled previously, amid a liquidity crunch, the provincial government said Thursday.
KOICA opens metaverse world
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has opened KOICA World, an interactive metaverse space that allows users to experience virtually and learn about development cooperation projects around the world, it said, Wednesday.
West ignorant of what N. Korea really wants: expert
Along with massive economic assistance, the normalization of diplomatic relations with the West ― particularly with the United States ― has long been viewed by countries outside of North Korea as one of the carrots that could persuade the reclusive state from seeking nuclear weapons. A former U.S. diplomat said it is nothing more than illusion held by the West. Joseph DeTrani...
Loudspeaker broadcasts re-emerge as inter-Korean issue
The issue of propaganda loudspeakers along the border may re-emerge as an area of disagreement between South and North Korea, in the wake of Pyongyang's claim that Seoul has resumed the use of loudspeaker broadcasts. Diplomatic observers say the loudspeaker issue could ratchet up tensions further on the Korean Peninsula.
Tensions escalate as two Koreas exchange warning shots
South and North Korea exchanged warning shots, Monday, accusing each other of border violations in the West Sea, in what is already a period of heightened tension. According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), a North Korean merchant ship invaded the Northern Limit Line (NLL) at 3:42 a.m. and the South Korean Navy responded with 20 warning messages and as many wa...
US bombers likely to participate in combined exercise
U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft are highly anticipated to fly over the Korean Peninsula as part of a planned combined air exercise with the South Korean Air Force - a decision that can serve as a strong message to deter North Korea's belligerence. Last week, four B-1Bs arrived in the U.S. territory of Guam for a Bomber Task Force mission amid concerns that Pyongyang's sev...