Defense Sec. issues warning to China over stealing technology & militarizing South China Sea
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes In a slap at China, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan warned on Saturday that efforts to militarize the South China Sea and to steal technology from other countries threaten to destabilize the region. His comments came amid concerns about the growing rivalry between... Read more
North Korea says U.S. violated its sovereignty when it seized cargo ship
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes North Korea on Tuesday stepped up pressure on the U.S. to return a seized cargo ship accused of violating sanctions targeting the communist state’s nuclear weapons program. The North’s ambassador to the United Nations condemned the seizure of the ship dubbed the Wise Honest... Read more
North Korea says the US stole it’s cargo ship, demands its return
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes North Korea on Tuesday accused the United States of “robbery” for seizing a cargo ship and demanded the vessel’s return in the latest sign of rising tensions that threaten to scuttle nuclear talks. The Wise Honest — detained in April 2018 while en route... Read more
North Korean launch showed missile could have reached U.S. base in South Korea
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes Did North Korea test a short-range ballistic missile over the weekend? Experts say it’s clear the answer is yes, despite South Korea’s refusal to confirm any more than the firing of “several short-range projectiles” including a “new type of tactical guided weapon.” The defense... Read more
North Korea fires first missile into the sea since 2017
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes North Korea fired several short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, dealing a new challenge to the United States over stalled nuclear talks. President Donald Trump has cited the North’s decision to suspend nuclear and long-range... Read more
Tours to DMZ village to resume on southern side of Korean border this week
Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang Stars and Stripes Tours to the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom will resume this week and visitors will be allowed to explore an expanded area, the South Korean defense ministry said Monday. The popular tours to the Joint Security Area,... Read more
US-led command approves S. Korea’s ‘DMZ peace trail’ plan
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes The U.S.-led United Nations Command gave the green light on Tuesday for South Korea to start developing hiking trails in the heavily fortified border that divides the peninsula. Seoul announced earlier this month that it planned to allow the public to hike on so-called... Read more
Tours to Korean border area likely to resume soon on southern side, UNC says
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes Tours to the southern side of the truce village that straddles the border with North Korea are likely to resume “in relatively short order,” the United Nations Command said Thursday. But the UNC and the two Koreas still need to agree on a code... Read more
North Korea announces first weapon test since summit collapse
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes North Korea has test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” it said Thursday, the first military move since the collapse of a nuclear summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. Kim supervised Wednesday’s test and praised it for having “very... Read more
South Koreans get rare peek inside US base expected to become Seoul’s Central Park
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes Shin Bong-nan has lived near this sprawling U.S. military base for 30 of her 73 years but never knew of the historical riches hidden behind the concertina-lined concrete walls. “It feels like another country,” she said Tuesday as she joined dozens of other South... Read more

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