Despite opposition from China, an official from the South Korean defense ministry has told overseas Chinese news outlet Duowei that there is no reason for Seoul to reject the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system to the Republic of Korea.
The government is moving to ease China’s concerns about the possible deployment of U.S. missile interceptors on Korean soil. National Security Office (NSC) chief Kim Kwan-jin is expected to undertake this hard mission on a visit to Beijing to meet […]
This summer, U.S. ballistic missile defenses (BMD) notched a key achievement in the Asia-Pacific. Rather than on the target range, however, this time the success came on the diplomatic front. In August, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of […]
South Korea said Thursday it would create a joint military unit with the United States, as a report suggested the contingent would target North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction if a full-scale conflict broke out. The mechanized unit led by […]
The government would not necessarily object to U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) deploying its latest interception system as part of its missile defense program, a defense official told The Korea Times on Tuesday. “If deployed, the primary purpose of the Terminal […]
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has launched a short-range missile into the East Sea off its east coast. Launched on 1 September from a site in the country’s north-western province of Chagang, bordering China, the projectile flew nearly […]
The specter of Chinese warplanes buzzing U.S. and Japanese planes adds urgency to U.S. pressure for high-altitude defense in Asia against a still more formidable threat: that of missiles fired by North Korea and maybe even China. Both the Pentagon […]
The specter of Chinese warplanes buzzing U.S. and Japanese planes adds urgency to U.S. pressure for high-altitude defense in Asia against a still more formidable threat: that of missiles fired by North Korea and maybe even China.
Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the commander of the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command, said the controversial deployment of a Washington-led advanced missile defense system would not pose a regional threat to neighboring countries, including China, according to South Korean lawmakers. At […]
BEIJING (Yonhap) ― Chinese President Xi Jinping asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye to “tread carefully” over a U.S. move to deploy its advanced missile-defense system in South Korea during their July summit, two Seoul diplomatic sources said Tuesday. Xi […]