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N. Korea on Track to Secure Advanced ICBM Capabilities: Experts

N. Korea on Track to Secure Advanced ICBM Capabilities: Experts

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test this week underscores apparent progress in its push for advanced, more reliable nuclear delivery means targeting the United States, experts said Friday. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that at the behest of leader Kim Jong-un, the country successfully [...]

S. Korea Holds Rare Training Involving F-35A Fighters After N.K. ICBM Launch

S. Korea Holds Rare Training Involving F-35A Fighters After N.K. ICBM Launch

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Air Force conducted a rare training involving its F-35A radar-evading fighters in a show of airpower Friday, a day after North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Defense Minister Suh Wook oversaw the “Elephant Walk” training and ordered troops to maintain “full” readiness based on the [...]

N. Korea’s ICBM Launch Marks Sad Coda to Moon’s Peace Drive, Challenge for Successor Yoon

N. Korea’s ICBM Launch Marks Sad Coda to Moon’s Peace Drive, Challenge for Successor Yoon

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch Thursday ended its moratorium on nuclear and ICBM tests — an anticipated move denting President Moon Jae-in’s fragile peace drive and presaging a struggle for his successor, Yoon Suk-yeol. The end to the moratorium, a symbol of budding trust with Washington, is [...]

N. Korea Fiddling with ICBM Card to Pressure U.S. to Ease Sanctions: Experts

N. Korea Fiddling with ICBM Card to Pressure U.S. to Ease Sanctions: Experts

SEOUL, March. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea’s recent “reconnaissance satellite” development tests and leader Kim Jong-un’s subsequent visits to its space agency and long-range rocket test site could be carefully calibrated events to heap pressure on the United States, analysts said Friday. The chain of choreographed episodes signals Pyongyang has edged closer to making [...]

N. Korea’s New ICBM Built with its Latest Missile Technologies: Experts

N. Korea’s New ICBM Built with its Latest Missile Technologies: Experts

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea’s new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that was showcased during a military parade marking the ruling Workers’ Party’s 75th founding anniversary appeared to be an integration of the communist country’s latest missile technologies, experts said Sunday. In a parade held in Pyongyang on Saturday, North Korea unveiled the [...]

S. Korea, U.S. Begin Massive Air Combat Drills

S. Korea, U.S. Begin Massive Air Combat Drills

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and the United States kicked off a major air force exercise here Monday against North Korea’s threats, with two dozen U.S. stealth jets mobilized. The five-day Vigilant ACE (air combat exercise) comes less than a week after the North fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and declared the completion of its [...]

South Korea Takes Tit-For-Tat Approach Against the North

South Korea Takes Tit-For-Tat Approach Against the North

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean military officials have released video footage of ballistic missile flight tests including those with a range of 500 and 800 kilometers as a show of force amid growing threats from North Korea, signaling a shift in president Moon Jae-in’s North Korea policy towards a more tit-for-tat approach. The [...]