South Korea announced on Sunday that it has expanded its air defense zone so far south as to overlap with part of China’s similarly expanded air zone, in a move that could increase tensions in the region.
The new zone announced by South Korea’s Defense Ministry takes in two territorial islands and a submerged rock [...]
South Korea has declared an expanded air defence zone overlapping one recently announced by China that has sharply increased regional tensions.
Seoul’s defence ministry said on Sunday its new zone, which will take effect on December 15, would cover Ieodo – a submerged rock reef in waters off its south coast, which China calls Suyan.
South Korea is finalizing plans to expand its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in response to China establishing the East China Sea ADIZ, local newspapers are reporting.
According to a number of local reports, ROK National Security Office chief Kim Jang-soo convened a meeting of top South Korean security officials on Sunday to [...]
“With regard to activity within the zone, nothing will happen — for a while,” said June Teufel Dreyer, a China expert at the University of Miami. “Then the zone will become gradually enforced more strictly. The Japanese will continue to protest, but not much more, to challenge it.”
That may wear down Japan and effectively [...]
“Recent U.S. intelligence assessments have said that both North Korea and Iran are expected to have missiles capable of hitting the United States with a nuclear warhead in the next two years.”
The booster is believed by U.S. intelligence agencies to be intended for a new long-range missile or space launch vehicle that could be [...]
North Korea has the capability to build uranium-based nuclear bombs, South Korea’s defense chief said Wednesday, according to local media reports.
“We assess that North Korea came to the level where nuclear weapons can be built with uranium,” defense minister Kim Kwan-jin told lawmakers during the interpellation session at the headquarters of the National Assembly.
According to French press agency AFP, South Korea’s intelligence services claim that North Korea is using Russian technology to develop nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons aimed at paralyzing Seoul’s military electronic equipment.
Seoul’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in a recent report to parliament that the North had purchased Russian electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weaponry in [...]
North Korea appears to be getting closer to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially carry a nuclear warhead as far as the west coast of the United States, two weapons experts said Tuesday.
They described missiles displayed in Pyongyang earlier this year as “scary good.”
The US-Korea Institute at Johns [...]
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in a report to parliament that the North had purchased Russian electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weaponry to develop its own versions.
EMP weapons are used to damage to electronic equipment. At higher energy levels, an EMP event can cause more widespread damage [...]
Relations between U.S. allies Japan and South Korea have descended to another low, fueled by issues of wartime history and the still-poisonous legacy of Japan’s harsh colonial rule over Korea from 1910 to 1945. The two countries’ leaders have not met since May 2012, and polls show that three times more Koreans [...]