U.S. and South Korean forces discovered seven pieces of ordnance, including a mortar and a sabot penetrating round, at a village outside of Rodriguez Live Fire Range during an unprecedented cleanup operation last week, Army officials said. The four-day cleanup, which wrapped up on Friday, was in response to a series of incidents of stray rounds and fires at the training range that raised concerns and protests from local residents. Then-Eighth Army commander Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal apologized during a November townhall meeting in Pocheon, vowing to improve safety at the range, which is near the border with North Korea. “There’s a total of seven [sites] that were reported by the

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U.S. and South Korean forces discovered seven pieces of ordnance, including a mortar and a sabot penetrating round, at a village outside of Rodriguez Live Fire Range during an unprecedented cleanup operation last week, Army officials said. The four-day cleanup, which wrapped up on Friday, was in response to a series of incidents of stray rounds and fires at the training range that raised concerns and protests from local residents. Then-Eighth Army commander Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal apologized during a November townhall meeting in Pocheon, vowing to improve safety at the range, which is near the border with North Korea. “There’s a total of seven [sites] that were reported by the

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A U.S.-based air defense artillery brigade has formally begun its mission in Germany, marking the first deployment of such a unit to Europe since the post-Cold War drawdown. The arrival of the National Guard’s South Carolina-based 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, billed as the only integrated fires brigade in the Army, is part of a broader effort to bolster one of the military’s lingering capability gaps in Europe. “Back in the 1990s, decisions were made to down size and there was not much of a need for SHORAD (Short Range Air Defense),” said 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Commander U.S. Army Col. David Shank during a ceremony last week marking

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A U.S.-based air defense artillery brigade has formally begun its mission in Germany, marking the first deployment of such a unit to Europe since the post-Cold War drawdown. The arrival of the National Guard’s South Carolina-based 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, billed as the only integrated fires brigade in the Army, is part of a broader effort to bolster one of the military’s lingering capability gaps in Europe. “Back in the 1990s, decisions were made to down size and there was not much of a need for SHORAD (Short Range Air Defense),” said 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Commander U.S. Army Col. David Shank during a ceremony last week marking

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The United States and South Korea quietly kicked off annual war games involving hundreds of thousands of troops on Sunday in the first major test of a new push for peace with the North. The military exercises began as President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in are gearing up for back-to-back summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un aimed at resolving the crisis over the communist state’s nuclear weapons program. About 11,500 U.S. and 290,000 South Korean troops will participate in the annual field-training drill known as Foal Eagle, which began Sunday and is expected to last about a month, according to U.S. and South Korean officials.

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The United States and South Korea quietly kicked off annual war games involving hundreds of thousands of troops on Sunday in the first major test of a new push for peace with the North. The military exercises began as President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in are gearing up for back-to-back summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un aimed at resolving the crisis over the communist state’s nuclear weapons program. About 11,500 U.S. and 290,000 South Korean troops will participate in the annual field-training drill known as Foal Eagle, which began Sunday and is expected to last about a month, according to U.S. and South Korean officials.

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The United States and South Korea quietly kicked off annual war games involving hundreds of thousands of troops on Sunday in the first major test of a new push for peace with the North. The military exercises began as President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in are gearing up for back-to-back summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un aimed at resolving the crisis over the communist state’s nuclear weapons program. About 11,500 U.S. and 290,000 South Korean troops will participate in the annual field-training drill known as Foal Eagle, which began Sunday and is expected to last about a month, according to U.S. and South Korean officials.

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The United States and South Korea quietly kicked off annual war games involving hundreds of thousands of troops on Sunday in the first major test of a new push for peace with the North. The military exercises began as President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in are gearing up for back-to-back summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un aimed at resolving the crisis over the communist state’s nuclear weapons program. About 11,500 U.S. and 290,000 South Korean troops will participate in the annual field-training drill known as Foal Eagle, which began Sunday and is expected to last about a month, according to U.S. and South Korean officials.

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Russia on Friday tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) known as “Satan 2.” The missile was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the northern province of Arkhangelsk. The Russian Defense Ministry posted video footage of the launch. It is unclear where the missile landed or what actions took place. На космодроме #Плесецк проведены очередные бросковые испытания новой жидкостной #МБР тяжёлого класса #Сармат, которая заменит ракеты #Воевода pic.twitter.com/xedqG7106E — Минобороны России (@mod_russia) March 30, 2018 The test comes during tense times between the United States and Russia, as the two countries have gone tit-for-tat in expelling diplomats from either country. Russia on Thursday said it will expel 60 U.S. diplomats from its country,

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Russia on Friday tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) known as “Satan 2.” The missile was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the northern province of Arkhangelsk. The Russian Defense Ministry posted video footage of the launch. It is unclear where the missile landed or what actions took place. На космодроме #Плесецк проведены очередные бросковые испытания новой жидкостной #МБР тяжёлого класса #Сармат, которая заменит ракеты #Воевода pic.twitter.com/xedqG7106E — Минобороны России (@mod_russia) March 30, 2018 The test comes during tense times between the United States and Russia, as the two countries have gone tit-for-tat in expelling diplomats from either country. Russia on Thursday said it will expel 60 U.S. diplomats from its country,

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President Donald Trump said Thursday that he may put a hold on a new trade deal with South Korea just to make sure things are “moving along very nicely” in talks to end the nuclear program in North Korea. The musing came in a rambling Trump speech about roads and bridges, where he broke off from the main topic repeatedly. To the surprise and confusion of many, Trump drew a possible link between the recently announced trade deal with South Korea and the joint effort by the U.S. and South Korea to enter into talks with North Korea. The Trump administration announced this week a new trade deal that will lift

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President Donald Trump said Thursday that he may put a hold on a new trade deal with South Korea just to make sure things are “moving along very nicely” in talks to end the nuclear program in North Korea. The musing came in a rambling Trump speech about roads and bridges, where he broke off from the main topic repeatedly. To the surprise and confusion of many, Trump drew a possible link between the recently announced trade deal with South Korea and the joint effort by the U.S. and South Korea to enter into talks with North Korea. The Trump administration announced this week a new trade deal that will lift

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Kim Jong Un could become the first North Korean leader in history to enter South Korea in just over four weeks, when he steps across the heavily fortified border for a summit with President Moon Jae-in. The April 27 meeting on the southern side of the demilitarized zone will be the first between leaders of the two nations in 11 years. Leaders of the two nations — which are still technically at war — have only met twice since the peninsula was divided in 1948. Next month’s summit — a precursor to a potential meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump — is the culmination of diplomatic efforts after North

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Kim Jong Un could become the first North Korean leader in history to enter South Korea in just over four weeks, when he steps across the heavily fortified border for a summit with President Moon Jae-in. The April 27 meeting on the southern side of the demilitarized zone will be the first between leaders of the two nations in 11 years. Leaders of the two nations — which are still technically at war — have only met twice since the peninsula was divided in 1948. Next month’s summit — a precursor to a potential meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump — is the culmination of diplomatic efforts after North

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in will hold a rare meeting aimed at improving ties and easing tensions on April 27, authorities announced Thursday. The leaders will hold talks at the Peace House in the border village of Panmunjom, a joint statement said, according to the South’s Yonhap news agency. It will be the third summit between the two Koreas. The previous gatherings took place in the North’s capital, Pyongyang, in 2000 and 2007. The nations agreed to discuss security and protocol for the upcoming summit at meetings next Wednesday, Yonhap reported. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in will hold a rare meeting aimed at improving ties and easing tensions on April 27, authorities announced Thursday. The leaders will hold talks at the Peace House in the border village of Panmunjom, a joint statement said, according to the South’s Yonhap news agency. It will be the third summit between the two Koreas. The previous gatherings took place in the North’s capital, Pyongyang, in 2000 and 2007. The nations agreed to discuss security and protocol for the upcoming summit at meetings next Wednesday, Yonhap reported. Download our FREE Mobile App – The Highest Rated Military News App in

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Senior North and South Korean officials began preparing for next month’s summit with talks in the tense border area Thursday, while President Trump expressed optimism over a diplomatic push to resolve the standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons program. The meeting was held on the northern side of the truce village of Panmunjom, days after North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong Un made a surprise train trip to China to reaffirm ties and declare that he’s committed to denuclearization. It also comes ahead of U.S.-South Korean war games, which are due to begin on Sunday after being delayed to ease tensions for the Olympics and Paralympics. The annual military exercises usually

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Senior North and South Korean officials began preparing for next month’s summit with talks in the tense border area Thursday, while President Trump expressed optimism over a diplomatic push to resolve the standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons program. The meeting was held on the northern side of the truce village of Panmunjom, days after North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong Un made a surprise train trip to China to reaffirm ties and declare that he’s committed to denuclearization. It also comes ahead of U.S.-South Korean war games, which are due to begin on Sunday after being delayed to ease tensions for the Olympics and Paralympics. The annual military exercises usually

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After several years of construction, a new North Korean nuclear reactor has come online, The New York Times recently reported, citing satellite images of the area. The activity in the area is a cause for concern, as President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Kim Jong Un sometime before May, and they are very likely going to discuss North Korea’s denuclearization. According to a report by Jane’s Intelligence Review and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, preliminary testing at the experimental light water reactor may have already begun. While the reactor’s main purpose is to produce electricity for the civilian population, the reactor can also be used to produce

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After several years of construction, a new North Korean nuclear reactor has come online, The New York Times recently reported, citing satellite images of the area. The activity in the area is a cause for concern, as President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Kim Jong Un sometime before May, and they are very likely going to discuss North Korea’s denuclearization. According to a report by Jane’s Intelligence Review and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, preliminary testing at the experimental light water reactor may have already begun. While the reactor’s main purpose is to produce electricity for the civilian population, the reactor can also be used to produce

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