Winnefeld: U.S., Partners’ Missile Defense Capabilities Improving as Threats Increase

John Grady

The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff described the nation’s efforts in domestic and regional missile defense as “being on an upward trajectory,” smiling in acknowledging his own quip, in a speech Tuesday. Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld, speaking […]

Kerry: U.S. Still Wants Advanced Missile Defenses in Korea

The Washington Free Beacon

Secretary of State John Kerry said in South Korea on Monday that the United States is continuing to seek the deployment of highly effective missile defenses there that are opposed by China. However, the contentious issue of sending Terminal High-Altitude […]

How to Demolish the North Korean Submarine Missile Threat

Koh Swee Lean Collin

The recent reported test of North Korea’s KN-11, dubbed Pukgeukseong-1 (Polaris-1) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) has created quite a buzz. In fact, not long before the test took place, the South Korean defense ministry remarked that there were no signs […]

The Growing North Korean Missile Threat

Bruce Klingner

On May 8, North Korea successfully conducted its first underwater ejection test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Analysts had predicted it would be several years before that would happen. Small wonder North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was jubilant. He […]

S. Korea, US, Japan Defense Chiefs to Discuss N.K. Sub Threats

Tasnim News Agency

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – How to respond to North Korean submarines carrying ballistic missiles will be top priority at a defense ministers’ meeting involving South Korea, the United States and Japan later this month, officials said Tuesday. It is part of […]

Park says North Korea’s submarine missile launch threatens stability

Agence France-Presse-Jiji

SEOUL/WASHINGTON – South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that North Korea’s recent submarine-launched ballistic missile test posed a “serious challenge” to regional stability. She vowed a strong military response to any provocation from Pyongyang. Pyongyang’s state media announced Saturday […]

South Korea issues warning on North Korea ballistic missile capability

United Press International

SEOUL, May 11 (UPI) – South Korea issued a warning on North Korea’s ballistic missile capability on Monday, three days after North Korea claimed it launched its first ballistic missile from a submarine. South Korea Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok […]

North Korea army warns of ‘targeted strikes’ against South’s navy, state media says

Reuters/Agence France-Presse

North Korea’s military warned of “unannounced targeted strikes” against South Korea’s navy, according to state media. It accused the South of violating its territorial waters off the peninsula’s west coast. Pyongyang’s warning came during the annual crab fishing season, which […]