30 December 2014

Editorial: US, South Korea, Japan Start Sharing Intelligence on North Korea

By Ankit Panda

The United States will serve as an intermediary for intelligence sharing between Japan and South Korea on North Korea.

The United States, Japan, and South Korea signed a military pact that will lead to the three countries sharing intelligence and other sensitive information on North Korea’s progress toward a nuclear missile as well as the state of the country’s general military preparedness. The pact comes amid an exchange of heated rhetoric between the United States and North Korea over an alleged cyberattack which the U.S. government claimed was either conducted by North Korean agents or with the sponsorship of the North Korean regime against Sony Pictures Entertainment in the United States (though the accuracy of the U.S. accusation has come under doubt recently). The pact went into effect on Monday pursuant to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between representatives of the three governments late last week. 
Read the full story at The Diplomat