North Korea will “in a matter of time” have an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States; but as matters stand now, American defenses would destroy it before it reached its target. Read More
The emphasis shouldn’t be on how much Seoul is paying in its own defense but how to deal with North Korea’s expanding missile and nuclear weapons programs, former senior diplomats from the U.S. and South Korea said on Monday. Read More
North Korea’s continued testing of nuclear weapons and expanded submarine-launched ballistic missiles threaten not only the South Korea, United States forces on the peninsula, and Japan but the global community, one of Seoul’s senior defense acquisition planners told a Washington forum Monday. Read More
North Korea is “moving in the wrong direction” with its escalating approach to crisis on the peninsula and in the region while voicing threats of nuclear attack on the United States and its allies and partners, the Army four-star general nominated to take command of U.S. forces in Korea told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Read More
This post was updated with additional information on the North Korean submarine force.
A North Korean People’s Navy submarine is missing and presumed sunk, a U.S. official told USNI News on Friday. Read More
Kim Jong Un only wants talks under terms and conditions that don’t require him to democratize or scuttle his nuclear weapons program, a former top security adviser to the Republic of Korea’s president said Wednesday. Read More
The leader of North Korea called for his country to expand its underwater warfare capability in the face of so-called western aggression, according to a press release from the state controlled Korean Central News Agency.