South Korea plans to set up a task force to help push forward major defense agreements with the new Donald Trump administration in the US.
South Korean authorities would attempt to achieve close cooperation with those lawmakers in Trump’s administration who are responsible for introducing changes in US defense policy with regard to South Korea, Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun was quoted as saying by Sputnik Wednesday.
South Korea intends to develop cooperation with the new US administration and promote major bilateral agreements in the defense sphere, Han said.
The unexpected win of the U.S. presidential election by Republican candidate Donald Trump has increases policy uncertainty for South Korea which needs a strong alliance with Washington more than ever in the face of growing threats from North Korea, Yonhap reported quoting defense experts.
Policymakers and experts here have been concerned about controversial remarks that Trump has made on the campaign trail regarding his policy toward the North, trade with its allies and many other issues.
Trump even went as far as to support South Korea and Japan arming themselves with their own nuclear weapons in case U.S. withdraws its troops there, a stance that is out of line with other mainstream politicians in Washington.
South Korean Navy is planning to conduct an exercise, involving 10 warships, including 7,600-ton Aegis-equipped Sejong the Great destroyer, P-3 maritime patrol aircraft and fighter jets. The exercise that runs from Friday till Tuesday is aimed at countering possible missile attacks from North Korean submarines in East Sea,
The Republic of Korea Navy on Wednesday took delivery of 2,300 ton frigate, named Gwangju, the sixth and last ship in the first batch of the Navy's newest Incheon-class frigates. The frigate is expected to be deployed on patrols starting March next year after undergoing five months of operational sea trials, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said, Yonhap reports
Four Eurofighter Typhoon jets have arrived in Seoul Tuesday morning to take part in the first-ever trilateral combined air exercise with South Korea and the US. This aerial drill marks South Korea's first domestic air combat maneuver with a foreign country other than its main ally, the United States
South Koreas government has refused to provide the countrys detailed map to Google due to “Security concerns”. The joint committee led by transport ministry and IT, foreign affairs, unification, defense, administration and trade ministries reached decision
South Korea on Wednesday has considered developing a long range rocket system to strengthen its capabilities to counter increasing North Korean military threats. Including a long-range rocket system, South Korea has approved three major defense projects,
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) System, equipment, training, and support for an estimated cost is $141 million to the Republic of Korea. The DSCA delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 16, 2016
Japan and South Korea spend a combined $2.5 billion for the US forces stationed in the two nations as of 2016
South Korea on Monday will tentatively sign a bilateral pact with Japan early next week about sharing military intelligence on North Korea. South Korea has plans to go ahead, despite strong objections from opposition parties,
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