Feb 15, 2016

Top South Korean lawmaker calls for nuclear arms

A top ruling party official called Monday for South Korea to develop its own nuclear deterrent to combat the growing nuclear and missile threat from North Korea. Support for a nuclear-armed South Korea is a minority voice in the country, but one that grows ...

Feb 14, 2016

Pyongyang took 70% of Kaesong workers' wages, Seoul says

South Korea on Sunday defended its decision to pull out abruptly from an inter-Korean industrial zone, claiming 70 percent of wages for North Korean workers were for years used to fund Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile development. Seoul on Wednesday announced it would withdraw from ...

North Korean mobile ballistic missile called top threat by U.S.

Feb 13, 2016

North Korean mobile ballistic missile called top threat by U.S.

North Korea continues to develop a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile that “would likely be capable of reaching much of the continental United States,” the Pentagon said in a new report to Congress on the secretive regime’s military capabilities. The KN-08 missile would have an ...

Feb 13, 2016

U.S. deploys more Patriot missiles to South Korea

The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea’s nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defense in a move that ...

U.S. Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

Feb 11, 2016

U.S. Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

Seeking to derail North Korea’s drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal. The Senate approved the sanctions bill 96-0 ...

North Korea executes military chief: report

Feb 10, 2016

North Korea executes military chief: report

North Korea has executed its military chief on corruption charges, a South Korean news agency said Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the nation’s affairs. The Yonhap news agency said Gen. Ri Yong-gil was executed this month. It said he was charged with, among ...

South Korea beefs up loudspeaker propaganda war with North

Feb 10, 2016

South Korea beefs up loudspeaker propaganda war with North

South Korea’s military said Wednesday it has stepped up border propaganda broadcasts targeting North Korean soldiers in protest at Pyongyang’s widely-condemned rocket launch. The army since last month has blasted across the heavily-fortified border a mix of news, propaganda messages and K-pop music using ...

Feb 10, 2016

U.S. plans to cut missile defense budget

The U.S. Defense Department plans to slash the budget for missile defense including programs to address a threat from North Korea as part of its budget request for fiscal 2017, the department said Tuesday. The Pentagon estimated the amount of the overall defense budget ...