For U.S. and South Korea, Missile Defense Looms as Next Big Challenge

Richard Weitz

The first so-called 2+2 meeting of the U.S. and South Korean foreign and defense ministers since Park Geun-hye became South Korea’s president took place last week in Washington. At the meeting, the two sides reaffirmed their global partnership and also […]


Pacific Powers Build Capability, Warily Eye Neighbor Countries

Yu Seong-Ryong, third ship of South Korea’s Sejong Daewang KDX-III class, sails at the RIMPAC exercise in July off Hawaii. South Korea will launch three more of the destroyers between 2023 and 2027, expanding the fleet to six. (MC1 Shannon […]

X-Band and THAAD as Good as Anti-China Trilateral Defense Agreement?

Clark Richards

Over the past week China has criticized the U.S. for deploying new missile defense radar and for considering the deployment of advanced missile defense systems in Northeast Asia. While both of these deployments can ostensibly be considered necessary in light […]

China envoy expects U.S. missile-defense system to stir ire of N. Korea

Yonhap News Agency

BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) — A move by the United States to deploy its advanced missile-defense system in South Korea is likely to irritate North Korea and could jeopardize diplomatic efforts to resume long-stalled six-nation talks on the North’s nuclear […]