South Korea has decided to upgrade its long-range missile arsenal with European-made weapons, after the Pentagon did not approve the sale of similar U.S. technology. Seoul’s state procurement agency on Wednesday said authorities have approved a plan to buy the [...]
At the recently concluded Shangri La security conference, the emerging security scenario in the Asia Pacific was the main theme for discussions. Interposed between many plenary sessions on regional security and military transparency issues was an entire session devoted to [...]
Recently, the U.S. Department of Defense released its annual report on China’s military entitled Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2013. While last year’s report was panned by some as being short on details and substance [...]
South Korea will arm its Aegis destroyers with the surface-to-air Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) starting 2016 as part of efforts to bolster its missile defense against North Korean threats, a senior government official said Wednesday.
The increasing prevalence of ballistic missiles has been highlighted by the latest tensions with North Korea, the ongoing confrontation with Iran, and Syria’s savage civil war. Approximately thirty countries are now armed with ballistic missiles. This number will grow, as will the range, accuracy, and lethality of the ballistic missiles available to friend and foe alike.
SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) — South Korea plans to establish a pre-emptive missile destruction system by 2020 to guard against growing missile and nuclear threats from North Korea, the defense minister said Tuesday. The “kill chain” system is designed to [...]
Amidst mounting international pressures, North Korean state media reiterated on Sunday, May 26 it will not be forfeiting its nuclear ambitions. Recently, the regime relocated further missile launchers with preparations well underway for a missile test, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) [...]
The Project 2049 Institute is pleased to announce the release of a new occasional paper, Assessing Japan’s National Defense: Toward a New Security Paradigm in the Asia-Pacific.
WASHINGTON (AP) — China’s growing frustration with longtime ally North Korea offers the United States a glimmer of hope about a once unthinkable prospect: holding discussions between Washington and Beijing about what to do if the government in Pyongyang collapses. [...]
U.S. strategic missile defense plans may set off a confrontation in the Asia-Pacific Region, according to a Russian deputy defense minister.