MLRS Chunmoo to be deployed on Northwestern Islands including Yeonpyeong Island in 2017

To emasculate nK’s long range artillery, the MLRS Chunmoo will be deployed on Baengnyeongdo in 2016 and on Yeonpyeongdo in 2017. Chunmoo has a range that is double the range of the existing MLRS Kooryoung and can cause more damage to the enemy. The deployment of Chunmoo at ROKA has begun with the front area Read more about MLRS Chunmoo to be deployed on Northwestern Islands including Yeonpyeong Island in 2017[…]

ROK-US to have high-level nuclear talks at Seoul in 2016

Following the revision of the ROK-US Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, ROK and US agreed to have high-level talks in Seoul in early 2016 to discuss details of the high-level committee that will be formed for the strategic nuclear cooperation and discussion between the two nations. The first preparation meeting will be in in January 2016. Read more about ROK-US to have high-level nuclear talks at Seoul in 2016[…]

ROK and nK agree to hold working-level talks on November 26 as preparations for high-level dialogue

ROK and nK have agreed to hold working-level talks on November 26 to discuss preparations of a higher-level dialogue. The Ministry of Unification stated that “the meeting will be at the nK side of Panmunjom.” nK is reported to have proposed the working-level talks, and three director-level officials including the chief of the Office of Read more about ROK and nK agree to hold working-level talks on November 26 as preparations for high-level dialogue[…]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s nK visit verified by UN to be in progress

UN has confirmed that the nK visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in progress, proceeding with negotiations. As the first time UN has officially mentioned the nK visit of the UN chief after numerous rumors, UN also stated, “Unless a UN official or UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon officially announces anything, the rumors on the Read more about UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s nK visit verified by UN to be in progress[…]

UN states that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has no plans to visit nK next week

UN denied the report of a Chinese press which stated that the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit nK next week. The UN spokesperson stated “Mr. Ban will arrive at New York next week but promptly leave to Malta to join the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Afterwards, he will go to Paris to participate Read more about UN states that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has no plans to visit nK next week[…]

DSC investigates Malware spread at defense industry companies

DSC is currently investigating the spread of malware at defense firms including “LIG nex1,” the developer of the AESA radar for the KF-X program. According to military officials, about 10 computers in numerous defense companies were found to have malware in what is suspected to be a hacking attempt. The malware has reportedly been dispersed Read more about DSC investigates Malware spread at defense industry companies[…]

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to visit North Korea this week

The media reported that the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit nK within the week. Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) avoided any answers in detail, stating that “We have no information.” If the visit takes place, this will be the first time Ban Ki-moon visits nK as the UN Secretary-General. However, the media report was Read more about UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to visit North Korea this week[…]

nK declares no-fly and no-sail zone in East Sea

The military is on alert over the possibility of a nK missile launch, as nK has declared a no-fly and no-sail zone in the East Sea from November 11 to December 7. Government officials stated, “We are monitoring which missile type will be launched.” Last month, nK constructed an observatory dock for missile launches. In Read more about nK declares no-fly and no-sail zone in East Sea[…]

ROK-Japan fail to see progress but agree to continue working-level talks on sexual slavery issues

With the agreement to expedite the negotiations on the “comfort women” issue between the ROK and Japanese leaders, the 10th working level talks on the issue was held today between ROK representative Lee Sang-duk from MOFA and Japan representative Kimihiro Ishikane from the Japanese foreign ministry. The two have failed to see progress in the Read more about ROK-Japan fail to see progress but agree to continue working-level talks on sexual slavery issues[…]

MND to pursue one year extension of deployment of Cheonghae Anti-piracy unit and Akh unit

MND has announced that the one year extension the deployment of the Cheonghae Anti-piracy unit at the seas of Aden bay and the UAE Military Training Cooperation Group Ahk unit is currently at the National Assembly National Defense Committee to be approved into the prenary sessions. The Cheonghae unit has been deployed since 2009 and Read more about MND to pursue one year extension of deployment of Cheonghae Anti-piracy unit and Akh unit[…]