30 Oct '17, 12pm

US agrees to provide South Korea more weapons, upgraded defenses

U.S. PACIFIC COMMAND, Hawaii - South Korea will buy more U.S. weapons, develop more advanced missiles and receive a more consistent presence of U.S. military nuclear weapons to defend against North Korea, according to agreements reached between top U.S. and South Korean military leaders that concluded in Seoul Saturday. Both Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis were in Korea during the previous week to discuss ongoing requests by Korea to upgrade its artillery and missile defense capabilities and discuss how to implement President Donald Trump’s agreement with his Korean counterpart to expand the deployment of U.S. bomber, submarine and aircraft carriers to the area to dissuade the North. The regular meetings between the two countries’ defense heads have occurred since the 1970s, but both Mattis and Dunford conceded during ...

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