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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Sun, February 5, 2023 | 06:56
US reaffirms nuclear security assurances to South Korea
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured South Korea of Washington's full security commitment against North Korea's evolving nuclear threats amid growing doubts here about the credibility of Washington's extended deterrence for its ally. Blinken's remark was made after his meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin in Washington, D.C.
[Q/A] ROK-US alliance evolves into global strategic partnership
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the ROK-U.S. alliance and Foreign Minister Park Jin believes that the evolving bilateral alliance is now in top form. The ROK stands for the Republic of Korea, South Korea's official name. “South Korea and the United States share a long history of cooperation based on shared values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law, which h...
[INTERVIEW] 'Extended deterrence is best option to ensure peace on Korean Peninsula'
South Korea is seeking stronger assurances from the United States that it will provide "effective" extended deterrence, which Seoul's foreign minister believes is the "best practical option" for deterring North Korea's evolving threats and ensuring peace on the Korean Peninsula. “It is important to strengthen the U.S. extended deterrence in defending South Korea against North...
US bill introduced to honor Korean War hero
Four Korean American members of U.S. Congress have introduced a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the late Col. Kim Young-oak for his extraordinary heroism, leadership and humanitarianism. The four U.S. representatives are Reps. Young Kim, Marilyn Strickland, Michelle Steel and Andy Kim, who also led the introduction of the bill in 2021.
Korea-US defense talks likely to bring up extended deterrence
The U.S. defense chief is expected to use a meeting with his South Korean counterpart as an opportunity to assure Seoul of Washington's extended deterrence commitment against North Korea's evolving nuclear threats. In addition, how to contain a rising China is likely to be high on the agenda as well amid the current geostrategic competition between Washington and Beijing that...
Trilateral maritime exercise
A combat craft medium vessel of the U.S. Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR) participates in a combined exercise with the South Korean Navy SEALs and the British Navy in unidentified Korean waters in this undated photo, released by the SOCKOR, Sunday. The training, held in mid-January, also involved the British Royal Navy patrol ship, HMS Spey. Courtesy of SOCKOR
S. Korea to increase joint air defense exercises following N. Korean drone incursions
The South Korean military will expand annual air defense exercises in the wake of North Korean drone infiltrations into the South's airspace late last year, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Thursday. “The South Korean military plans to conduct a joint air defense exercise featuring all units four times a year,” a JCS officer told reporters. The training has been held bian...
Arms control talks likely to hurt alliance between Seoul and Washington
Against the backdrop of 38 ballistic missiles launched last year, North Korea has shown its intention not to give up on its nuclear ambitions, raising speculation that nuclear arms control is emerging - in the United States - as an alternative method to contain Pyongyang's evolving nuclear program.
Yoon's 'enemy' remarks escalate into diplomatic row with Iran
Tehran summoned the South Korean ambassador to Iran and threatened to review its diplomatic ties with Seoul in response to President Yoon Suk Yeol's recent remarks describing the Middle Eastern country as the biggest threat to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In retaliation, the South Korean government also called in the Iranian ambassador to Korea, Thursday, raising concerns ...
Korea's KF-21 fighter jet achieves first supersonic flight
The KF-21 Boramae, the nation's first domestically developed fighter jet, successfully flew at supersonic speeds for the first time, Tuesday, the state arms procurement agency said. Securing supersonic capability is a major part of the project as it means key functions work smoothly irrespective of flight speeds.
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