21 Jun 2022

South Korea launches homegrown Nuri rocket carrying satellites into orbit

Satellites were successfully launched into orbit by South Korea on Tuesday with its homegrown Nuri rocket. This is a large step for the country’s space program after a failed launch attempt last year where the dummy satellite launched failed to reach low Earth orbit due to the third-stage engine shutting

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07 Jun 2022

South Korean and US fighter jets in show of force to Kim Jong Un amid fears over North Korean nuclear test

The United States and South Korea put on an aerial show of force to North Korea on Tuesday. The two allies flew 20 fighter jets over the water to the west of the Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang’s most recent missile tests and fears that North Korea will conduct

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06 Jun 2022

South Korea and US fire missiles in warning to North Korea

After North Korea fired a volley of missiles on Sunday, the United States and South Korea launched eight missiles on Monday. South Korea’s president Yoon Suk-yeol has vowed to respond sternly to provocation from North Korea with missile tests. Suk-yeol mentioned at a war memorial event that North Korea’s missile

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25 May 2022

North Korea fires missiles hours after Biden leaves Asia

Three ballistic missiles were fired by North Korea early Wednesday morning according to South Korea’s military. The three missiles were fired in the  course of an hour from the Sunan area in Pyongyang. The incident occurred only one day after US President Joe Biden left the region after vowing to

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11 May 2022

South Korea’s New President Offers Pyongyang Economic Aid for Denuclearization

South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol has offered North Korea economic aid in exchange for denuclearization. The aid aims to entice the country, which is facing economic hardship, to give up its nuclear weapons program for the benefit of the general public. Yoon stated that North Korea’s weapons programs are a

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04 May 2022

North Korea launches ballistic missile, Japan and South Korea say

On Wednesday, North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the water off its east coast according to Japan and South Korea. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff stated the missile was launched from an area of the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, Sunan.  Japanese Deputy Defense Minister, Makoto Oniki, stated

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31 Mar 2022

North Korea not telling the whole truth about latest ICBM test, South Korean official says

South Korean and American officials believe that North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) may have been a less advanced weapon than previously thought. North Korea claimed to have launched a new Hwasong-17 ICBM, however, it may have actually been the older and slightly smaller model, the Hwasong-15.

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11 Mar 2022

Japanese and South Korean leaders agree to boost ties with US to tackle North Korea

Fumio Kishida, the Japanese Prime Minister, and South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol stated on Friday that the two countries planned to ramp up ties with the US to respond appropriately to North Korea’s evolving military threat. Kishida told reporters that the group plans to stay in close contact regarding the

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09 Mar 2022

South Korea presidential election: Exit polls show dead heat

South Korea’s presidential election appears to have created a close race between the two main candidates striving to lead the country for five years. Exit polls show Conservative Yoon Suk-yeol with 48.4% and liberal Lee Jae-myung with 47.8%. Another exit poll showed Lee with 48.4% and Yoon with 47.7%.  Election

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25 Jan 2022

North Korea Launches Suspected Cruise Missiles

On Tuesday, North Korea launched two suspected cruise missiles in what would be leader Kim Jong Un’s fifth weapons test of the month. The South Korean military confirmed the event, stating that the missiles were launched from an unspecified inland location. No further details were provided and North Korea has

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