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B. 2017-02-02 Mattis warns North Korea of 'overwhelming' response to nuclear use South Korea
C. 2017-02-01 US defence chief Mattis visiting South Korea and Japan South Korea
D. 2016-02-10 N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed North Korea
2015-05-12 North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed' North Korea
5. 2014-08-20 Thailand's army ruler to take up new post as prime minister Bangkok
G. 2014-05-20 Army chief to meet key players Bangkok
H. 2013-10-12 Vietnamese general to be buried Quang Binh, Vietnam
I. 2013-10-11 Vietnam state funeral for general Hanoi, Vietnam
9. 2013-10-09 North Korea replaces hard-line military chief North Korea

North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'
  Mattis warns North Korea of 'overwhelming' response to nuclear use  The US Defence Secretary has said any use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an 'effective and overwhelming' response US defence chief Mattis visiting South Korea and Japan  US defence secretary James Mattis is in South Korea on the first foreign trip by a senior official in the Trump administration N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed


year 2017 Top ^

Feb.2   South Korea
Feb.1   South Korea


year 2016 Top ^

Feb.10   North Korea
  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had Ri Yong Gil, his military chief, executed for corruption


year 2015 Top ^

May.12   North Korea
  Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament, according to media reports



year 2014 Top ^

Aug.20   Bangkok
  Three months after overthrowing last elected government, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha is poised to step out of his army uniform for good
May.20   Bangkok Army chief to meet key players   General Prayuth Chan-Ocha is to hold talks with key players in the political crisis, a day after declaring martial law in the protest-hit na...

year 2013 Top ^

Oct.12   Vietnam Vietnamese general to be buried   A two-day state funeral for Vietnamese national hero General Vo Nguyen Giap is in its final stages Oct.11   Vietnam Vietnam state funeral for general   An elaborate, 2-day state funeral is under way for Vo Nguyen Giap, the commander credited with overseeing the defeat of French and US forces Oct.9   North Korea North Korea replaces hard-line military chief  State media has confirmed that the hard-line military chief Kim Kyok Sik was replaced only a few months after his appointment by Ri Yong Gil Oct.4   Vietnam Legendary Vietnam General and Ho Chi Minh disciple dies at 102 Map of Hanoi Vietnam
  Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless self-taught general drove the French out of Vietnam and forced the Americans to abandon their effort
Sep.25   Beijing China general's son jailed for rape  A court in China has convicted Li Tianyi, 17, the son of a high-profile army general and sentenced him to 10 years in jail for rape Aug.29   Beijing   Son of Chinese 'singing general' in gang rape scandal  A gang rape allegedly involving Li Tianyi, 17, has caused outrage in China, one of five people accused of raping a woman in a hotel room May.12   North Korea North Korea replaces hardline defense chief  North Korea has replaced it hardline defense chief Kim Kyok Sik with a little-known army general Jang Jong Nam

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.21   China 'Banquet ban' for China military  Elaborate state-funded banquets have been banned for China's top military officials, state media has reported Sep.18   Beijing   China's Xi Jinping meets Panetta  China's Vice-President Xi Jinping has met US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta in Beijing, in his first key meeting after a two-week absence Sep.16   Japan US alarm over Asia territory rows   The US defence secretary Panetta has warned territorial disputes the potential to become wider conflicts if provocations are not reduced Jul.17   North Korea   North Korea's Kim named marshal
  North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been given the title of marshal, state media has announced, followed a high-level military reshuffle Jul.16   North Korea North Korea names new army chief
Jul.15   North Korea North Korea military head removed
  North Korean military chief Ri Yong-ho has been removed from all official posts, according to state media Jan.26   Papua New Guinea Head of Papua New Guinea military freed

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.30   North Korea   Kim Jong-un named army commander  North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong-un, has been formally named supreme commander of the country's armed forces, state media said

year 2010 Top ^

Nov.25   South Korea South Korean defense minister resigns
  Kim Tae-young resigned Thursday, according to the South Korean presidency, two days after North Korea shelling left four South Koreans dead Jul.20   South Korea   Clinton and Gates visit Korea DMZ
  The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and Defence Secretary Robert Gates have visited the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South

year 2006 Top ^

Sep.19   Thailand Army chief leads coup while PM away
  The chiefs of the army, navy and air force met with King Adulyadej to declare they were taking over the country.    Army chief Gen. Boonyaratkalin announced that the military and opposition Party of Democratic Reform were taking over while Thaksin Shinawatra was at a U.N. meeting. Thaksin canceled a sched...


year 2005 Top ^

Jun.3   Singapore   Rumsfeld: China needs freer government  Defense Secretary issued a blunt challenge to China at a regional security conference


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