Thaad missile system no threat, U.S. general says

Korea JoongAng Daily

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 […]

Xi asked Park to ‘tread carefully’ on U.S. missile defense system

Yonhap News Agency

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 […]

Japanese hard power: Rising to the challenge

Toshi Yoshihara

Key points in this Outlook: Japan’s ambition to play a larger role on the world stage and address the security problems posed by a rising China have led Tokyo to undertake institutional, policy, and defense reforms. Japan’s military reforms are […]