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US, Korea agree to deploy THAAD this year, South says

US, Korea agree to deploy THAAD this year, South says

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Jpost | 6:00 AM

US and South Korean defense chiefs have agreed to deploy a US missile defense system in South Korea this year to counter the threat from North Korea, South Korea’s [...]
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Prosecutors in standoff at Korea president’s office

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean prosecutors investigating a massive corruption scandal engulfing impeached President Park Geun-Hye attempted to raid the presidential Blue House on Friday, [...]
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N. Korea spy head dismissed: S. Korea

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un has sacked his spy chief for abuse of power and executed several officials of the state security agency, South Korea’s [...]
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Korea’s presidential Blue House blocks search amid graft probe

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s special prosecutor officials withdrew from the presidential Blue House on Friday after it blocked them from searching offices there in the latest [...]
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N. Korea nuclear attack would trigger ‘overwhelming response’: Mattis

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Any nuclear attack by North Korea would trigger an “effective and overwhelming” response, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Friday as he sought to reassure [...]
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Korea prosecutor may ask acting president to allow Blue House search

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean special prosecutor’s office said on Friday it may ask the acting president to intervene to allow a search of the presidential Blue House offices as part of [...]
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Mattis warns NKorea against any attack on US or its allies

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

In an explicit warning to North Korea, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday said any use of nuclear weapons by the North on the United States or its allies would be met [...]
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Kim Jong Un fires N Korea spy chief

Kim Jong Un fires N Korea spy chief

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Regime’s top security official dismissed over alleged human rights abuses North Korea has sacked its top security official after claims the national intelligence agency [...]
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Mattis, in Korea, Tries to Reassure an Ally

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

On his first mission to reassure an important American ally, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met on Thursday with top South Korean officials, who agreed to push ahead with the [...]
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N Korea fires head of prison camp system

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has fired one of his top lieutenants, according to South Korea’s Unification Ministry. As minister of State Security, Kim Won Hong [...]
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N Korean defector sees ‘crack in elite’ in report of minister’s dismissal

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea has dismissed its minister of state security, a key aide to the reclusive state’s young leader, Kim Jong Un, South Korea said on Friday, in what a [...]
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Mattis: None other than N. Korea needs to worry about THAAD

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that none other than North Korea needs to worry about the planned deployment of the US THAAD missile defense system in South Korea. [...]
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N Korea could test an intercontinental missile this year

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Popsci | 6:00 AM

In 1957, the Soviet Union tested the world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile. Its harmless payload, the beeping satellite Sputnik, flared bright across the [...]
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US warns N Korea of ‘overwhelming’ response if nuclear arms used

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump’s defense secretary warned North Korea on Friday of an “effective and overwhelming” response if Pyongyang chose to use nuclear [...]
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Korea seeks Sidewinder and Maverick missiles from US

04-Feb-2017 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Possible purchases of Sidewinder and Maverick missiles by South Korea from the United States have been approved by the US State Department. The two separate deals, reported [...]
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