Trump-Kim Meeting Produces Preliminary Agreement

Trump-Kim Meeting Produces Preliminary Agreement

On June 12, President Donald Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea signed a statement at the Singapore summit which committed both countries to…

South Korea Plans New Guided Missile Brigade

South Korea Plans New Guided Missile Brigade

On March 19, South Korean media reported that the ROK Army will deploy a new guided missile unit to counter North Korea’s long-range artillery sites. “The Ministry of National Defense…

Trump Agrees to Meet With Kim

Trump Agrees to Meet With Kim

On March 8, the White House announced President Trump had accepted an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program. The invitation was…

When Allies Get Nervous

When Allies Get Nervous

In a nuclear world, nuclear weapons are needed to deter major attacks, but who should possess these instruments of deterrence? Today the challenge of keeping nonnuclear states from going nuclear may be growing, perhaps nowhere quite as much as in northeast Asia…

North Korea Plans Unha-4 Rocket Launch

North Korea Plans Unha-4 Rocket Launch

On December 11-12, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly ordered state scientists to develop their largest rocket yet. According to a defector knowledgeable about the regime’s missile and space launch…

Japan’s Cabinet Approves Aegis Ashore Purchase

Japan’s Cabinet Approves Aegis Ashore Purchase

Japan’s Cabinet approved a plan to purchase two Aegis Ashore systems on Tuesday in response to the growing North Korean missile threat. During a press conference, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera…

North Korea Announces New ICBM, Hwasong-15

North Korea Announces New ICBM, Hwasong-15

Following North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the state-run KCTV news agency released a statement designating the missile as the Hwasong-15. Of note, the statement also claimed the…