Tag: South Korea

USS Carl Vinson Shadowed by Russian, Chinese Spy Ships Near South Korea

The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, currently deployed in waters near South Korea, is being shadowed by both a Chinese spy ship and a Russian spy ship, a defense official told Breitbart News. While U.S. ships “generally” have a Chinese shadow while operating in the region, it is uncommon for them to be shadowed by […]

Averting an accidental war on the Korean Peninsula

North Korea’s rapid nuclear and missile advances and America’s rushed deployment of a ballistic missile defense system known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea have increased the risks of a war on the Korean Peninsula by accident or miscalculation. U.S. President Donald Trump may be battling the “deep state” at […]

Skepticism and Support in South Korea as Ban Ki-moon Weighs Presidential Bid

HAENGCHI VILLAGE, South Korea — Each day hundreds of visitors, many with young children, make a pilgrimage to Haengchi Village, where Ban Ki-moon was born 72 years ago. They wander through a replica of Mr. Ban’s old thatched-roof house. They learn about his personal journey to the United Nations, where he was secretary general for […]

South Korea’s Park denies following cult as scandal continues

The South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, has publicly denied falling victim to a religious cult as scandal threatens to engulf her leadership. Appearing close to tears in a televised address, she apologised for allowing a long-standing friend inappropriate access to government policy-making. She agreed to be questioned over the scandal but did not offer to […]

South Korean president can be investigated, says PM-designate

South Korea’s president can be investigated in a corruption scandal involving her longtime friend, the prime minister-designate has said. Kim Byong-joon’s comments came as opposition politicians and activists intensified their demands for prosecutors to investigate Park Geun-hye’s role in the scandal, which has plunged the country into political turmoil. One recent opinion poll had Park’s […]

New Test of North Korean Missile Fails, South Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile, but the test failed as the projectile exploded shortly after liftoff, the South Korean military said on Sunday.   The North’s Hwasong-10 missile, also known as the Musudan, took off at 12:33 p.m. on Saturday near an airfield in the northwestern city of Kusong, […]

US, South Korean navies stage show of force against North Korea

The U.S. and South Korean navies joined in a show of force against North Korea on Monday, the third such demonstration in as many weeks following Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test.   “This operation showcases the unwavering strength and resolve of the U.S. and ROK [Republic of Korea] navies,” Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. […]

South Korea, US to simulate attack on nuclear facility

South Korea and the United States will conduct a mock attack on a nuclear facility next month, an official with the South Korean Defense Department told CNN.   Though the official said the drills are not aimed particularly at North Korea, the announcement comes less than two weeks after North Korea claimed to have successfully […]

South Korea prepares for ‘worst case scenario’ with North Korea

South Korea is “getting ready for the worst case scenario,” the country’s Defense Ministry said Monday, after North Korea claimed last week to have tested a nuclear warhead.   World leaders have lined up to condemn the blast, which was North Korea’s second this year and likely it’s most powerful to date. South Korea believes […]

North Korea Ready For Another Nuclear Test, South Korea Says | Huffington Post

North Korea is ready to conduct an additional nuclear test at any time, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said on Monday, three days after the reclusive North’s fifth test drew widespread condemnation.   Pyongyang set off its most powerful nuclear blast to date on Friday, saying it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on […]