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U.S.-led naval drills kick off near Hawaii

The world’s largest international biennial maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific, began its five-week run at the Pearl Harbor meeting point Thursday, as naval forces from 27 countries gathere...

Updated : 2016.06.30 17:02

U.S.-led regional maritime warfare exercise RIMPAC kicks off in Hawaii

The United States-led biennial maritime warfare exercise Rim of the Pacific began its five-week run off Hawaii on Thursday, bringing together 27 countries around the Pacific Ocean to increase their interoperability at sea.This year's RIMPAC, the 25th time it has been held, is the largest e...

Updated : 2016.06.30 11:46

U.S. rejects China's concern about THAAD

The United States reiterated Wednesday that the THAAD missile defense system it wants to place in South Korea is a purely defensive system that won't affect China's strategic deterrent.The State Department gave the reaction in response to Chinese President Xi Jinping's expression of opposi...

Updated : 2016.06.30 09:42

S. Korea's military ready to deal with N. Korean dam discharge near border

South Korea's military is keeping close tabs on water levels at a dam near the inter-Korean border and is ready to step in if Pyongyang suddenly discharges water down the Imjin River, the defense ministry said Monday.The water level at the North's Hwanggang Dam bordering South Korea has re...

Updated : 2016.06.27 17:14

Denuclearization should come first before talks resume with Pyongyang: unification ministry

South Korea on Monday said denuclearization should come first before any talks resume with North Korea, emphasizing that it is currently facing a "critical" moment that can determine whether to preven...

Updated : 2016.06.27 11:51

Korea's Coast Guard stations 5,000-ton patrol ship south of Jeju

Korea's Coast Guard stationed its largest patrol vessel off Jeju Island to better guard its territorial waters and deal with illegal fishing activities, the Ministry of Public Safety and Security said...

Updated : 2016.06.22 15:59

Korean Army eyeing to launch committee to chart its future

The Army will soon launch a committee tasked with drawing up a master plan to proactively deal with future security risks, the Army chief of staff said Tuesday.South Korean senior military leaders hav...

Updated : 2016.06.21 11:56

Korean military willing to provide security forces to USFK amid IS warnings

South Korea's military is willing to provide security forces to the United States' military units in the country to fend off potential terrorist attacks by the militant Islamic State, which threatened to launch attacks against American installations here, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Mon...

Updated : 2016.06.20 15:22

Korean Army expected to become multicultural starting 2025

An increasing number of conscripts from a mixed-race family background is expected to make the Army multicultural starting in 2025, a government official said Monday.According to the official, the Defense Ministry has forecast that the number of men from multicultural families to be enlist...

Updated : 2016.06.20 15:16

Korea, Israel agree to jointly develop amphibious drone

South Korea and Israel have agreed to jointly develop an amphibious drone as part of their cooperation in financing research and development projects, the trade ministry here said Monday.The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and the Israeli Ministry of Economy held a meeting on indus...

Updated : 2016.06.20 13:41

PM vows to bolster security following IS threat

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said Monday the government will beef up its security measures to tackle any potential terrorist threats, especially amid concerns that the Islamic State may be targeting S...

Updated : 2016.06.20 13:12

Int'l gathering kicks off in Korea to discuss nonproliferation

An international gathering of nuclear experts and government officials kicked off in South Korea on Monday, providing related parties an opportunity to discuss how to better control the exports of materials and parts that can be used to develop nuclear weapons, the foreign ministry said.Th...

Updated : 2016.06.20 10:55

Korea, other Asian countries to crack down on cybercrimes

South Korea and other Asian countries have agreed to launch a joint crackdown on cybercrimes, Seoul's police agency said Sunday, amid growing concerns over transnational cybersecurity challenges.The Korean National Police Agency said that the countries, led by Interpol, or the Internationa...

Updated : 2016.06.19 16:02

IS targets U.S. military installations here, S. Korean citizens

The Islamic State jihadist group has designated U.S. Air Force installations here and South Korean citizens as targets for attacks, Seoul's state spy agency said Sunday.In a press release, the Nationa...

Updated : 2016.06.19 14:37

KAI, Airbus to co-develop naval chopper

Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd., South Korea's sole aircraft maker, said Friday it will join forces with Europe's Airbus Helicopters to develop its Surion chopper to carry out maritime operations.A senior official at Airbus Helicopters told reporters in Paris that the two companies plan to...

Updated : 2016.06.17 13:36