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Kim’s sister says ‘no need’ for another US-N. Korea summit

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday there was “no need” for another summit with the United States unless Washington offered a “decisive change” in approach. Kim and US President Donald Trump first met in Singapore two years ago but talks over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal have been stalled since their […]https://www.defencetalk.com/kims-sister-says-no-need-for-another-us-n-korea-summit-75885/

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North Korea warns US to stay out of inter-Korean affairs

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkNorth Korea rebuked Washington on Thursday for criticizing its decision to cut communication links with Seoul, warning it to stay out of inter-Korean affairs if it wanted to ensure a smooth presidential election. In a statement carried by the KCNA news agency, a senior North Korean foreign ministry official slammed the “double-dealing attitudes” of the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-korea-warns-us-to-stay-out-of-inter-korean-affairs-75723/

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Kim exit wouldn’t change US goals: Pompeo

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DefenceTalkThe United States will keep seeking North Korea’s denuclearization no matter who is in charge in Pyongyang, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, amid speculation about leader Kim Jong Un’s health. US officials including President Donald Trump have declined to discuss Kim’s condition after a report, downplayed by South Korea, that the reclusive authoritarian […]https://www.defencetalk.com/kim-exit-wouldnt-change-us-goals-pompeo-75229/

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Korea to Buy F-16 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) & Link 16 Upgrades

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DefenceTalkThe State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea to upgrade its F-16 Block 32 aircraft with Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) and Link 16 Tactical Datalink (TDL) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $194 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered […]https://www.defencetalk.com/korea-to-buy-f-16-identification-friend-or-foe-iff-link-16-upgrades-75025/

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North Korea says tested ‘super-large’ rocket launchers

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DefenceTalkNuclear-armed North Korea successfully tested “super-large multiple rocket launchers”, state media said on Monday, but leader Kim Jong Un was not described as commanding the drill as analysts say Pyongyang seeks to normalise its launches. With the world focused on the coronavirus pandemic and North Korea insisting it has not had a single COVID-19 case, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-korea-says-tested-super-large-rocket-launchers-74998/

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US Created ‘Protective Bubbles’ Around Bases in South Korea, General Says

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DefenceTalkNine people working on U.S. bases in South Korea — service members, family members and contractors — have been diagnosed with COVID-19, said the top U.S. general there. Army Gen. Robert B. ”Abe” Abrams, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, told Pentagon reporters that all are recovering. He updated reporters by telephone on USFK’s response to […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-protective-bubbles-bases-in-south-korea-74824/

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North Korea seeks attention with weapons test: Seoul

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DefenceTalkIn a black fur hat and clutching binoculars, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw his latest firing drill, a move Seoul said Tuesday aimed at drawing the attention of the US and South Korea. Kim “guided another firepower strike drill of long-range artillery”, the North’s KCNA news agency reported, a day after Japan said […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-korea-seeks-attention-with-weapons-test-seoul-74743/

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North Korea fires multiple projectiles: South’s military

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DefenceTalkNuclear-armed North Korea on Monday fired what Japan said appeared to be ballistic missiles, a week after a similar weapons test by Pyongyang. Analysts say the North has been continuing to refine its weapons capabilities during its long-stalled nuclear discussions with the US, which have been at a standstill since the collapse of the Hanoi […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-korea-fires-multiple-projectiles-souths-military-74717/

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North Korean leader Kim oversees long-range artillery drill

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DefenceTalkSEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen a “long-range artillery” drill, state media said on Tuesday (Mar 3), after Pyongyang threatened to demonstrate a new weapon. Kim “guided” the drill on Monday, KCNA said. South Korea had said that North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles on Monday, but […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-korean-leader-kim-oversees-long-range-artillery-drill-74567/

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North Korea fires ‘short-range ballistic missiles’

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DefenceTalkNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles on Monday, the South’s military said, weeks after Pyongyang threatened to demonstrate a “new strategic weapon” and its deadline for Washington to offer sanctions relief expired. The launch was the nuclear-armed North’s first for more than three months and came as nuclear negotiations with […]https://www.defencetalk.com/north-korea-fires-short-range-ballistic-missiles-74523/

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