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U.S. Army holds public hearings on proposal to permanently deploy THAAD to Guam

The U.S. Army has completed two public hearings on its proposal to change the deployment of a THAAD missile defense battery on the island of Guam from temporary to permanent to cope with threats from North Korea.  The hearings, held on Thursday and Saturday, came after an environmental a...

Updated : 2015.07.01 09:26

Airbus wins W1.5tr deal to provide airborne tankers

 South Korea will purchase four units of Airbus’ in-flight refueling tankers by 2019 to help boost the country’s air defense, officials said Tuesday, marking the first introduction of European warp...

Updated : 2015.06.30 20:11

U.S. envoy says still too early to discuss THAAD

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert on Monday noted the need for Seoul and Washington to create an “official consultative mechanism” to discuss the U.S.’ potential deployment of an advanced missile defense asset to Korea.But he said during his courtesy visit to Rep. Moon Jae-in,...

Updated : 2015.06.29 19:35

Personal info of draft dodgers to be disclosed

South Korea plans to release personal information of those who evade compulsory military service starting next year, the military said Monday. The name, age, address and background of the draft evader will become available online if an active duty candidate continues to stay overseas illeg...

Updated : 2015.06.29 16:13

S. Korea, U.S. launch joint military logistics drill on west coast

South Korea and the United States launched Monday a joint logistics exercise on the west coast to enhance their logistical war readiness, the allies said.   The Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore Exercise, which will run till July 9 at Anmyeon Beach, will train South Korean and U.S....

Updated : 2015.06.29 15:41

Seoul to decide on aerial tanker bid Tuesday

South Korea is expected to pick the winner of its 1.4 trillion won ($1.25 billion) project to procure four in-flight refueling tankers at a session of the National Defense Acquisition Program Committee on Tuesday, a procurement official said Sunday.“Included in the agenda for Tuesday’s s...

Updated : 2015.06.28 16:46

CTBT Eminent Persons urge N. Korea to stop nuclear testing

A group of international personalities calling for an end to nuclear testing visited the inter-Korean border Friday to face the only country that has tested nuclear weapons this century -- North Korea.The Group of Eminent Persons for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty was launched i...

Updated : 2015.06.26 21:45

S. Korea, Japan launch military intelligence sharing under trilateral deal with U.S.

South Korea and Japan have begun sharing military intelligence on North Korea under a trilateral agreement with the United States, a U.S. defense official said Wednesday.In December, the three countries signed a memorandum of understanding that calls for voluntary sharing of military secre...

Updated : 2015.06.25 09:45

Peace regime tall order for Koreas

Sixty-five years after the outbreak of the Korean War, the two Koreas face the daunting task that the armed conflict left behind ― replacing the current “armistice regime” with a permanent peace re...

Updated : 2015.06.24 21:07

Koreas face tough task to build peace regime

Experts call on both Koreas to strive harder to restore trust and cooperationSixty-five years after the outbreak of the Korean War, the two Koreas face the daunting task that the armed conflict has left behind -- replacing the current “armistice regime” with a permanent peace regime on ...

Updated : 2015.06.24 16:31

S. Korea, Japan to boost defense ties this year

On the back of new momentum for thawing ties, South Korea and Japan are to expedite exchanges and cooperation in defense fields, Defense Ministry officials said Wednesday.Such moves come after the leaders of the neighboring countries called for progress earlier this week in bilateral relat...

Updated : 2015.06.24 09:40

U.S. nuke submarine visits S. Korea

The U.S. nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan made a port call Tuesday in South Korea's southeastern port city of Busan to conduct diverse missions and showcase its latest capabilities, the group in charge of its operation said.The 18,000-ton submarine, one of the world's largest, arrive...

Updated : 2015.06.23 17:40

U.S. strategic commander vows strong deterrence against N. Korea

The U.S. strategic commander reaffirmed his commitment Tuesday to strong deterrence against potential threats by North Korea.Adm. Cecil Haney, who leads the U.S. Strategic Command, made the remarks while in Seoul for a four-day trip starting Sunday at a time when tensions remain heightened...

Updated : 2015.06.23 15:22

S. Korea's trade dependence on Japan drops to lowest in decades

South Korea's trade dependence on Japan has dropped to the lowest level in decades, apparently affected by their worsening diplomatic ties and the global economic slowdown, a report showed Thursday.According to the report by the Korea International Trade Association, South Korea's trade wi...

Updated : 2015.06.18 17:50

Military seeks 7.2% budget hike

The Defense Ministry is seeking a 7.2 percent increase in its budget for next year to beef up its capabilities to counter North Korea’s growing threats and improve the military service environment. The ministry said Wednesday it requested the Finance Ministry to set aside 40.14 trillion w...

Updated : 2015.06.17 20:01