Author Archives: KoreanDefense

What might a deleted Buk tweet suggest?

A deleted tweet from the Donetsk People’s Republic’s Twitter account, boasting of capturing a Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft missile system, has been making its rounds on the Internet. In the wake of the MH17 attack, the separatists and Russia have been engaged in a campaign to destroy evidence of the separatists’ responsibility for shooting down the Maylasian Airlines’…

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How to find the missing Buk system

The rebels in eastern Ukraine seem to have lost their anti-aircraft system that they’re using to shoot down planes. So, let’s help them locate it. On Twitter, there were photos and brief videos of the Buk being moved around and allegedly hidden. So, we’ll try to use a recent photo of the missing weapons system to…

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The North Korean Kh-35: A Closer Look

When I was tipped off to a report about a Kh-35 (SS-N-25 Switchblade) anti-ship cruise missile in the DPRK’s arsenal, I had no idea how obsessed I would become in tracking it down. Initially, I wanted to just check out the story by Chosun Ilbo. Prior to my interest in the Korean peninsula, my academic…

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