South Korea Deploys Its Own Missile Shield
In the spring of 2017, the United States began deploying Terminal High Altitude Air Defense missile batteries to South Korea. The expensive THAAD system is designed to shoot-down ballistic missiles on their terminal trajectory as they plunge down their targets. While North Korea will likely soon possess missiles that... Read more
How North Korea Tried to Wipe Out South Korea’s Government
It is 10:00 a.m. on Oct. 9, 1983. South Korea’s President Chun Doo Hwan is in the capital of Burma on a state visit. It is no secret his military government is struggling. The Republic of Korea may be growing more prosperous year after year, but its citizens grow... Read more
South Korea’s ‘Low Rider’ Tank Is the Ultimate Mountain Fighting Vehicle
The South Korean army has peculiar needs. For one, just across the Demilitarized Zone, North Korea possesses one of the largest tank armies in the world. In this cauldron of densely packed military forces, both sides share a peninsula that is also very mountainous. During the Korean War, many battles... Read more