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Senior Army officer arrested for sexual assault

An Army lieutenant colonel was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexually assaulting and harassing a female officer on several occasions, the Army said Wednesday.The 48-year-old lieutenant colonel, whose name was withheld to the media, is alleged to have sexually assaulted the female office...

Updated : 2014.10.22 20:06

Korean defense chief embarks on trip to U.S. for OPCON talks

South Korea’s defense chief left for the United States on Wednesday for talks with his U.S. counterpart to finalize the time frame and conditions for Seoul’s takeover of wartime command from Washington, the defense ministry said Monday.During his three-day trip, Minister of National Defe...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:58

S. Korean defense chief embarks on trip to U.S. for OPCON talks

South Korea's defense chief left for the United States on Wednesday for talks with his U.S. counterpart to finalize the time frame and conditions for Seoul's takeover of wartime command from Washington, the defense ministry said Monday.During his three-day trip, Minister of National Defens...

Updated : 2014.10.22 10:40

S. Korea to deploy low-altitude radar system amid N. Korean drone threat

South Korea will deploy a low-altitude radar system late this year to guard the country against low-elevation military penetrations such as North Korean drones, defense officials said Tuesday.Starting at the end of this year, the military will deploy three-dimension low-altitude radars, de...

Updated : 2014.10.21 15:19

Seoul to host regional security forum next week

South Korea plans to hold a regional security forum next week that will be attended by China for the first time, the defense ministry here said Tuesday.The 3rd Seoul Defense Dialogue (SDD) will be held for a three-day run from Oct. 29 at a hotel in Seoul, bringing together vice defense min...

Updated : 2014.10.21 14:00

S. Korean foreign, defense chiefs to leave for U.S. for security talks

South Korea's foreign and defense ministers plan to leave for the United States this week to attend a security meeting with their counterparts from Washington slated for later this week, officials said Tuesday.Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Defense Minister Han Min-koo will fly to the U...

Updated : 2014.10.21 13:51

N.K. hostilities appear designed to gain leverage

The recent series of provocative moves by North Korea appear to be aimed at raising pressure on the South to settle bilateral security issues including the issue of anti-Pyongyang leaflets in its own ...

Updated : 2014.10.20 21:33

Koreas fail to narrow gap

The two Koreas on Wednesday held closed-door high-level military talks in the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjeom only to find the wide gaps in their views over a set of pending defense issues, ...

Updated : 2014.10.15 21:43

Navy pushes to allow women to serve on submarine

The Navy said Wednesday it is pushing to bring female officers on the nation's next-generation submarine as part of efforts to give equal opportunity for a growing number of female servicemembers."We are planning to allow female officers to serve on the next-generation 3,000-ton submarine ...

Updated : 2014.10.15 18:01

Air Force mulls buying additional early warning aircraft

South Korea is seeking to buy two more early warning planes to step up its aerial surveillance capabilities over its expanded air defense identification zone, the Air Force said Wednesday.The South Korean Air Force has operated four Boeing 737-based Peace Eye airborne early warning and con...

Updated : 2014.10.15 17:59

Two Koreas to hold general-level talks: report

The two Koreas are to hold a general-level meeting at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjeom to discuss a series of pending bilateral issues as early as Wednesday, the Chosun Ilbo reported earl...

Updated : 2014.10.15 10:28

Army chief apologizes over sexual abuse case

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Kim Yo-hwan made an official apology over a recent sexual abuse case involving a division commander, reiterating that the Army would maintain a zero-tolerance policy on sex crimes.During a parliamentary audit, Kim also pledged to strengthen education about sexual a...

Updated : 2014.10.14 21:34

Army considers altering rank system for draftees

The Army is considering altering the current rank system for draftees to reduce the number of active-duty sergeants as part of efforts to reduce violence and abuse in the military, officials said Tuesday.Under the plan, only squad leaders will be given the rank of sergeant. Squad leaders w...

Updated : 2014.10.14 21:24

Seoul bolsters defense of border islands

South Korea has deployed mobile surface-to-air missiles and amphibious armored vehicles to its border islands to better fend off a surprise North Korean infiltration of the islands, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday.During a parliamentary audit, the JCS also stressed that it was m...

Updated : 2014.10.13 21:13

S. Korea, U.S. exchange info on THAAD

WASHINGTON― South Korea and the United States exchanged information on key features of the THAAD missile defense system, but there were no discussions on deploying the system to South Korea, Seoul’s...

Updated : 2014.10.12 21:06