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ROK Military Parades, S. Korean Cruise Missiles, and Evolving DPRK Diplomacy

ROK Military Parades, S. Korean Cruise Missiles, and Evolving DPRK Diplomacy

South Korea tests North Korea's charm offensive with a military parade in Seoul, special guest: the Hyunmoo-3c cruise missile.

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Porcupine’s Spines: Taiwan’s Indigenous Missile Program

Porcupine’s Spines: Taiwan’s Indigenous Missile Program

The fundamentally transformed strategic environment in Asia has forced policy planners in Taipei, and domestic and foreign experts, to explore innovative defense options that reflect the growing asymmetry—both qualitative and quantitative—between Taiwan and China. The need to “go asymmetrical” is firmly reflected in the first Quadrennial Defense Review, released in 2009, and will likely be reiterated...

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3 Ways the DPRK Has Just Hurt its “Blood Ally.”

Regarding the recent satellite launch/missile test conducted by the DPRK. Apologies for cross posting. First, it gives Japan and the US a useful issue to bash the PRC over the head with in the UNSC, especially if the PRC goes ahead and vetoes any further sanctions. China’s image will deteriorate in Japan further as perceptions...

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Japan’s Regional Security Environment and Possibilities for Conflict

The next 5 months could be one of high drama and tension in East Asia geopolitics due to various leadership transitions and elections. In South Korea we have already seen election year sensitivities coming to have real life policy consequences with the last-minute cancellation of the ACSA/GSOMIA military accords between Japan and the ROK. With the presidential...

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Mother of All War Games Planned by China, Russia, Iran and Syria

Mother of All War Games Planned by China, Russia, Iran and Syria

China, Russia, Iran and Syria plan to stage the "biggest joint war game in the Middle East” ever next month, with 90,000 troops, 400 warplanes, 1,000 tanks, and a slew of warships and submarines to take part.

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North Koreans Attempted to Steal Rocket Technology From Ukraine

North Koreans Attempted to Steal Rocket Technology From Ukraine

"Two North Korean nationals were sentenced to eight year prison terms after being caught trying to steal secret rocket technology from the Ukraine, local sources said Saturday."

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Taiwan Believes China Planning Two Indigenous Aircraft Carriers

Taiwan Believes China Planning Two Indigenous Aircraft Carriers

With China able to out-produce Taiwan in every conceivable way, Taiwan will have to dig deeply into their Anti-Access/Area Denial repertoire

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North Korea's New KN-08 Ballistic Missiles Likely Fakes

North Korea’s New KN-08 Ballistic Missiles Likely Fakes

If the North Korean nuclear test fails, the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea will have attained the much-coveted fail trifecta.

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South Korea Deploys Hyunmu-3C Missile with 1,500km Range

South Korea Deploys Hyunmu-3C Missile with 1,500km Range

"South Korea has deployed a new long-range cruise missile that puts nuclear and missile sites in the entire North Korean territory within striking distance"

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North Korea's Newest Road-Mobile Ballistic Missile

North Korea’s Newest Road-Mobile Ballistic Missile

On April 15th, the DPRK paraded their shiniest new military hardware. Among them was the predicted debut of a new road-mobile ballistic missile, the KN-08:

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Corruption is Rotting the PLA From Within

Corruption is Rotting the PLA From Within

China's People's Liberation Army is plagued with rampant corruption that threatens to destroy it from within. "No country can defeat China," but "our own corruption can destroy us," says top PLA general.

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North Korea Launches Unha-3 Rocket, but Launch Likely Failure

North Korea Launches Unha-3 Rocket, but Launch Likely Failure

Japan, South Korea, and the United States believe the rocket failed shortly after launch

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