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Defense chief discusses N. Korea's cyber threats with U.S. commander

2017/11/09 15:01

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SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo met the head of U.S. Cyber Command in Seoul on Thursday for discussions on North Korea, his ministry said.

Song and Adm. Michael S. Rogers, who doubles as director of the National Security Agency (NSA), agreed on the importance of close coordination between the allies in the cybersecurity sector based on mutual trust and a close bond, according to the ministry.

Song pointed out that the North's advancing cyber threat poses a "real" challenge to the alliance.

The admiral also vowed support for the strengthening of bilateral cooperation in the field, added the ministry.

Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the U.S. Forces Korea, also joined the meeting.

South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo (R) shakes hands with Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, at a meeting in Seoul on Nov. 9, 2017. (Yonhap) South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo (R) shakes hands with Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, at a meeting in Seoul on Nov. 9, 2017. (Yonhap)

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