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N. Korean satellite ‘tumbling in orbit’: U.S. reports

WASHINGTON -- The North Korean satellite put into orbit after a widely condemned rocket launch over the weekend is not functioning properly, U.S. reports said Monday.Both CNN and CBS cited unidentifie...

Updated : 2016.02.09 11:07

U.S. hopes to deploy THAAD in S. Korea ‘as quickly as possible’

WASHINGTON -- The United States hopes to deploy the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea “as quickly as possible” and the two countries will begin formal discussions on the matter “in the ne...

Updated : 2016.02.09 10:54

S. Korea dismisses report on Seoul-Tokyo military intel pact

South Korea said Monday that gaining the public's support is a prerequisite for Seoul to review whether to seek a pact on sharing military intelligence with Japan.Japan's Kyodo News reported Sunday that South Korea and Japan seem to hold the view that conditions are ripe for deepening mili...

Updated : 2016.02.08 13:34

Defense minister inspects combat posture on Aegis ship

Defense Minister Han Min-koo on Saturday visited an Aegis-equipped destroyer tasked with immediately detecting North Korea's long-range rocket in case of a launch, his ministry said. Aboard the 7600-t...

Updated : 2016.02.06 15:17

Journalist insists on nuclear armament of S. Korea, Japan for self defense

A right-wing South Korean journalist insisted on Friday that South Korea and Japan push for their own nuclear armament for protection from North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.In a contribution to the conservative Japanese daily Sankei Shimbun, Cho Gab-je said that the two countries s...

Updated : 2016.02.05 21:23

Korean, U.S. special forces conduct joint exercise

United States' special forces units have arrived in South Korea for a joint military drill with South Korean troops as the allies ramp up combined readiness on the prospect of North Korea's imminent long-range missile launch, the two countries' militaries said Thursday.The U.S. special ope...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:34

Two Chinese military jets intruded into Korea's air defense

Two Chinese military planes recently entered the overlapping air defense identification zone of South Korea and China, prompting South Korea to ready a sortie of fighter jets, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.The Chinese jets entered the zone near Jeju Island on Sunday and flew out o...

Updated : 2016.02.02 15:32

Park orders Cabinet to strengthen security at Korea's main airport

President Park Geun-hye instructed Cabinet officials on Tuesday to beef up security at South Korea's main airport to ensure that safety breaches do not recur."Concerns have been raised about the security system in Incheon International Airport at a time when there is a growing terror threa...

Updated : 2016.02.02 15:23

Defense Ministry spokesman replaced

The Defense Ministry appointed Moon Sang-gyun, a retired one-star general with expertise in North Korean affairs, as its new spokesperson Monday.Moon, 54, replaced Kim Min-seok, a former defense analy...

Updated : 2016.02.01 16:29

[NEWS FOCUS] Why is China so worried about THAAD?

China’s persistent opposition to the U.S.’ potential deployment of an advanced missile defense asset to the Korean Peninsula is triggering questions as to why it is so worried about the system targe...

Updated : 2016.02.01 16:01

Ruling party chief calls for deployment of THAAD

The ruling party chief said Monday that South Korea should push for the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system, citing the threats posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.Kim Moo-sung, chairman of the ruling Saenuri Party said, it's high time for South Korea to h...

Updated : 2016.02.01 14:39

Korea awards medal to outgoing commander of U.S. 8th Army

The outgoing commanding general of the United States' Eighth Army stationed in South Korea was awarded an order of merit Monday for his contributions to national security, the Defense Ministry said.South Korea's Defense Minister Han Min-koo conferred the Gukseon Medal upon Lt. Gen. Bernard...

Updated : 2016.02.01 11:37

THAAD deployment up to 'alliance decision': U.S. Pacific commander

Whether to deploy the U.S. THAAD missile defense system to South Korea to better defend against the North is "an alliance decision" that should be taken jointly by the two allies, the U.S. Pacific commander said.Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. made the remark in an interview with Yonhap News Agen...

Updated : 2016.01.31 09:36

Speculations grow over THAAD talks

Expectations are growing that Seoul and Washington will soon initiate official talks over the latter’s potential deployment of an advanced missile defense asset on the peninsula to address Pyongyang’...

Updated : 2016.01.29 22:02

THAAD deployment will be helpful for national defense: Seoul

Deployment of the United States' advanced missile defense system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, in South Korea will be helpful in defending the country from North Korean threats, but the country has no plans to announce any decision on the matter in the near future, a defense of...

Updated : 2016.01.29 16:40