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USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, US submarine Michigan among 40 navy ships in South Korea, US war games

South Korea and the United States have kicked off week-long war games in the waters around the restive Korean Peninsula, in a move that could lead to a new surge in tensions with the North, reported Press TV. About 40 navy ships from both countries,...

US missile system in South Korea

South Korean activists and residents of the regions hosting an advanced US missile system are challenging the legality of the deployment in court. The case coincides with increasing tension on the Korean Peninsula with the deployment of other US military assets following Pyongyang’s nuclear and...

North Korea hackers stole South Korea-US classified military documents planing to wipe out Kim

North Korean hackers stole a large amount of classified military documents, including South Korea-U.S. wartime operational plans to wipe out the North Korean leadership, a South Korean ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday. Reuters — Democratic Party representative Rhee Cheol-hee said in radio appearances on...

North Korea hackers stolen South Korea-US military plans

North Korean hackers may have stolen a large amount of classified military documents, including the latest South Korea-US wartime operational plan, Yonhap reported Tuesday, citing a South Korean ruling party lawmaker. Democratic Party representative Rhee Cheol-hee claimed that 235 gigabytes of military documents were taken...

North Korea hacked hundreds of classified documents of Seoul’s war plan

North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday. Rhee Cheol-Hee, a lawmaker for the ruling Democratic party, said the hackers had broken into the South's military...

US President Donald Trump to visit 5 Asian nations in November

US President Donald Trump will take a five-nation trip to the Asia Pacific region from November 3 to November 14, the White House said. He will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. The trip will also include a stop in Hawaii,...

North Korea missiles moved from a rocket facility in Pyongyang — report

Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions, as quoted by Reuters. Unnamed South Korean and...

South Korea urged US to dial down its rhetoric with North Korea

South Korea urged the United States to help dial down tensions with the North on Monday, after Pyongyang accused President Donald Trump of declaring war. "It is very likely that North Korea will conduct further provocations," South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said in a...

China reiterates calls for South Korea to remove THAAD

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reiterated to his South Korean counterpart Beijing’s demand for the removal of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday. Wang made the comments during a meeting with Kang Kyung-wha on the sidelines...

Small North Korean quake likely natural, not nuclear test — experts

A small earthquake near North Korea’s nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not manmade, the nuclear proliferation watchdog and a South Korean official said, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one. Chinese earthquake officials said the magnitude...

Trump, South Korea’s Moon agree to boost defenses — White House

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to strengthen their defense posture amid rising tensions with North Korea, the White House said on Friday. Trump and Moon, who met on Thursday, committed to strengthen their "combined defense posture, including through South...

US aircraft carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan to be dispatched near North Korea

A U.S. carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan will join US-South Korean naval drills that will take place near the Korean Peninsula in October, Japanese media report, citing the South Korean Defense Ministry. On Monday, the ministry revealed its plans in a report...

US sends four F-35B stealth jets and two B-1B strategic bombers over North Korea

Four U.S. F-35B stealth jets and two B-1B strategic bombers approached the tense inter-Korean border on Monday, training together with South Korea's fighter jets, according to a government source. The Marine Corps' F-35Bs based in Japan and the Air Force's B-1Bs stationed in Guam are...

US B-1B supersonic bombers and F-35B stealth fighters flying over the sky of Korea

US B-1B supersonic bombers, together with F-35B stealth fighters, have conducted a joint military exercise with South Korea in response to Pyongyang’s recent moves, South Korean Yonhap news agency said, citing a government source. Four U.S. F-35B stealth jets and two B-1B strategic bombers conducted...

South Korea says Moon and Trump agree on need for stronger North Korea sanctions

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to exert stronger pressure through sanctions on North Korea following its nuclear and missile tests, South Korea's presidential office said following a telephone call between the two leaders on Sunday. The Blue House said...

South Korea conducted a live-fire drill with its ballistic missiles after N. Korea missile launch

South Korea's military on Friday conducted a live-fire exercise with its indigenous ballistic missiles in a show of force against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) missile launch provocation. The military carried out a live-firing drill by mobilizing its homegrown Hyunmoo-2A ballistic missiles, according...

South Korea’s military conducts ballistic missile drill in East Sea

South Korea's military conducts ballistic missile drill in East Sea, reported Yonhap news agency on early Friday. https://twitter.com/BreakingVop/status/908456655830036480 https://twitter.com/YonhapNews/status/908455592892624897 South Korean President Moon Jae-in will preside over a National Security Council session Friday to discuss North Korea's missile provocation earlier in the day, his office said, as...

South Korea warns of a possible new missile test to mark North’s founding day

South Korea braces for possible new missile test to mark North's founding day, reported Reuters on Saturday. South Korea braced for a possible further missile test by North Korea as it marked its founding anniversary on Saturday, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear...

THAAD inevitable choice to defend against North Korean nuclear provocations, Moon

Moon calls THAAD inevitable choice to defend against N. Korean nuclear provocations, reported Yonhap news agency on Friday. https://twitter.com/YonhapNews/status/906122527587483652 South Korean leader says THAAD deployment only temporary, Yonhap added.

Anti-THAAD missile system protest

Dozens of South Koreans have been injured in clashes with police during a rally against the deployment of the US THAAD missile system. The clashes have erupted in the village of Soseong-ri, where four THAAD launchers are being stationed. Many of the wounded have been hospitalized. The...

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