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September 15, 2017 | Other News

Kang, Tillerson discuss countermeasures against N.K. missile launch

Yonhap: Top diplomats of South Korea and the United States discussed countermeasures to North Korea’s latest missile provocation during an emergency phone conversation on Friday, a foreign ministry official said. During the phone talks that lasted three to four minutes, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exchanged their views on… read more

September 14, 2017 | Other News

China Sold Trucks Used With North Korean Missiles

The Washington Free Beacon: Chinese military support to North Korea’s missile programs included transfers of rocket transporters, according to a new report by a United Nations panel of experts. The report by the expert panel of the UN Security Council identified Chinese-origin trucks shown in a military parade last April carrying China’s new KN-11 submarine-launched… read more

September 12, 2017 | Other News | Uncategorized

After U.S. Compromise, Security Council Strengthens North Korea Sanctions

The New York Times: UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Security Council on Monday ratcheted up sanctions yet again against North Korea, but they fell significantly short of the far-reaching penalties that the Trump administration had demanded just days ago. While the sanctions were described in Washington and other capitals as the most extensive yet,… read more

September 12, 2017 | Other News

National defense bill clears hurdle, setting stage for final vote possibly this week

CNBC: The Senate took up the National Defense Authorization Act on Monday evening, passing a motion that lets the legislation proceed and consideration of several controversial amendments. However, Kentucky Republican Rand Paul was one of those who opposed the motion and Monday threatened to slow passage of the NDAA and amendments. One of the amendments… read more

September 12, 2017 | Other News

SAIC to Help MDA Update Analysis Tech for Ballistic Missile Defense System Modeling

ExecutiveBiz: Science Applications International Corp. has secured a $34.6 million contract to help the Missile Defense Agency further develop an analysis technology to support modeling of the Ballistic Missile Defense System‘s expected performance. The Defense Department said Monday SAIC will support analysis efforts by the MDA director for engineering’s quick reaction team and the agency’s… read more

September 11, 2017 | Other News

Ships, aircraft and the Space Corps: Senate preps for defense policy bill debate

The Washington Examiner: NDAA GETS TEED UP: The Senate is set to take a procedural vote on the National Defense Authorization Act this evening, potentially clearing the way for the annual policy bill to be considered this week. Debates over war authorizations, military base closures, and more Navy Ships are all possible. Hundreds of proposed amendments… read more

September 11, 2017 | Other News

S. Korea not considering tactical nuclear armament: Cheong Wa Dae

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) — South Korea is not considering the redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons into the country, the presidential office said Sunday, in response to a U.S. media report that hinted the Trump government is willing to take it as a viable option should Seoul ask for it. “There is… read more

September 8, 2017 | Other News

Mattis, Tillerson detail Trump’s North Korea strategy

CNN: Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s top national security advisers detailed the administration’s strategy for dealing with North Korea in back-to-back classified briefings on Capitol Hill Wednesday, which lawmakers described as a sober assessment of the diplomatic and military approach to the North Korean threat. There was bipartisan consensus that Trump’s national security team outlined a… read more

September 8, 2017 | Other News

China backs stronger sanctions on North Korea but Russia resists

The National: China on Thursday said it would agree to new UN sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test, while Russian president Vladimir Putin resisted pressure from Japan and South Korea to support such measures. “Given the new developments on the Korean peninsula, China agrees that the UN Security Council should respond further… read more

September 8, 2017 | Other News

South Korean villagers block US military in protest against North Korea missile defense

Express: FURIOUS protestors opposed to the deployment of a US anti-missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system near South Korean capital Seoul have clashed with police. More than 30 people were injured when around 8,000 police broke up a blockade near the site by about 300 villagers and members of civic groups opposed to… read more

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