South Korean Spy Agency will hold an emergency meeting to look into the government agency’s readiness against potential cyber terror threats from the North.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday and will be convened by Choi Jong-il, National Intelligence Service’ (NIS) third deputy chief in charge of industrial intelligence and cyber security affairs, Yonhap news agency reported Monday.
The meeting would be held as possibility became higher than ever for the DPRK to commit terrorist attacks in cyberspace against South Korea in protest against the international community's fresh sanctions on Pyongyang, the NIS was quoted as saying.
Hours after the UN Security Council's adoption of new sanctions resolution on the DPRK's latest nuclear test and rocket launch, Pyongyang fired six short-range projectiles into eastern waters last week in a show of anger at the fresh UN resolution.
Adding to Pyongyang's anger, South Korea and the United States kicked off their largest-ever joint annual war games on Monday, which the DPRK called "undisguised nuclear war drills." The DPRK threatened "pre-emptive and aggressive nuclear strikes" against South Korea and the U.S. mainland in protest against the spring drills.
The US and South Korea are planning to sign a deal on placing a US THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense system in the country. South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun was quoted as confirming by Yonhap news that Seoul was not going to purchase the defense system from Washington
South Korean conservative ruling party leader has openly demanded for a nuclear armed South Korea and to consider atomic weapons and long-range missiles to act as an effective deterrence against Pyongyang. “Considering North Koreas nuclear [and missile capabilities], we need to think about our own survival strategy and countermeasures that include peaceful nuclear and missile programs for the sake of self-defense,” said Rep
The United States will send four F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea. In yet another show of force against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, the US military plans to deploy four F-22s to the Korean Peninsula tomorrow (Wednesday)," a defense official was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency Tuesday
South Korea is planning to field 100 additional K2 Black Panther tanks to strengthen its frontline defense against North. "The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) submitted the request citing the need for 100 or so more K2 tanks in October and the Ministry of National Defense is carrying out a verification of the demand," Yonhap quoted an unnamed military official as saying Thursday
South Korea plans to conduct flight tests of two new reconnaissance planes that can detect North Korean missile launches and other threats in the US later this week. The planes, part of the enhanced Baekdu program, will undergo their first flight tests in an airfield in Texas later this week, officials at the Defense Acquisition Program Administration were quoted as saying by Korea Hearld Tuesday
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