The chairman of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) on Wednesday asked his US counterpart to deploy strategic military assets to the Korean Peninsula in a bid to counter North Korea's evolving nuclear and missile threats, the military said.
Gen. Lee Sun-jin made the request during his phone talks with Gen. Joseph Dunford, the JCS was quoted as saying by Yonhap Thursday.
The move comes as new US Defense Secretary James Mattis is scheduled to visit South Korea on Thursday and Friday on his first overseas trip since he took office. The visit is seen as a bid to underscore the US commitment to the Seoul-Washington alliance.
North Korea has bolstered its war rhetoric as its leader Kim Jong-un said in his New Year's message that Pyongyang has entered the final stage of preparations to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile.
China has released a list of goods that are banned for export to North Korea in compliance with UN sanctions that include items and technologies used to build 'weapons of mass destruction'. Chinas resolution also serves as a warning to North Korea not to conduct a nuclear test during the Chinese New Year as it did in 2016, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) statement posted Wednesday
Japan has launched its first military communication network satellite to deal with threats from China and North Korea. The Japanese Defense Ministry launched Kirameki-2 communications satellite using an H-2A rocket from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan,
US department of Defense has deployed high-tech sea-based X-band radar to look out for a North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months. The deployment of sea-based X-band radar (SB-X) is the first US military response to North Koreas threat that it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile
South Korea is planning to develop a laser weapon system by 2020 to counter the threats posed by North Korea's unmanned aerial vehicles. “We will develop laser technology by next year to shoot down aerial drones as part of its broader laser weapon system
North Korea is preparing to conduct new missile tests following the latest round of sanctions against it by the United Nations. The UN on Dec
The US Air Force nuclear sniffer aircraft was dispatched Thursday towards the east sea of Korean Peninsula amid speculations about North Koreas imminent bomb test. Thursday's flight appears to be meant for checking whether the secretive communist nation has detonated a nuclear bomb, Yonhap reports
Boeing has won a five-year contract to continue to provide maintenance services for South Korea's F-15K aircraft. Boeing has been sustaining the Korean Air Force's F-15K fleet since 2012, the company said in a statement released Sunday
Five North Korean official were executed with a burst of anti-aircraft guns in the capital Pyongyang last week for providing false information to their leader Kim Jong Un. The South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in a private briefing to lawmakers, while Malaysia is investigates the poisoning death of Kim's estranged elder half brother, Kim Jong Nam
Creation of special units tasked to neutralize North Koreas leadership and key facilities in case of contingencies is part of Seouls revised its long-term defense reform plan. "We have made the revision in a bid to secure the most urgent defense capabilities against North Korean threats over the next five years (through 2021)," a high-ranking ministry official told reporters in a background briefing, Yohhap news and other South Korean media reported today
South Korea is considering employing big data solutions to forecast enemy threats and strengthen its defense readiness. Defense officials, venture firms and experts gathered at a seminar in Seoul to discuss ways to further utilize big data in beefing up the military's defense capabilities against North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threats
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