my two cents on another OPCON transfer delay

  Another delay has been made in transferring wartime operational control (OPCON) to ROK from the U.S. This is what I told NK News about it: Military analyst Subin Kim said that while the basic policy objective – South Korea eventually assuming full control over its defenses – remains in place, the latest announcement offers great leeway in continuing delays. …

Just another Lee Young-jong BS piece on North Korea

Lee Young-jong, a notorious Joongang correspondent who wrote the imagined monologue of Kim Jong Un earlier this year, has hit the fan again with the alleged North Korea’s full scale war strategy. I told NK News what I think of his report (while I’m in the reserve forces training): Joongang Ilbo, especially Lee Young-jong, has been writing these kind of reports, …

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China’s concerns over the U.S.-led missile defense in Korea

My comments for NK News‘s recent analysis, Why Seoul shrugs at U.S.-led missile defense: Military analyst Subin Kim said THAAD would mean a leap in defense capabilities.   “With the implementation of the THAAD, South Korea would be able to shoot down ballistic missiles up to 150 kilometers in altitude,” he said. As the South Korean Air Force’s anti-ballistic missile technology, …