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U.S. to spend $5.8b on missile defense for five years

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― The United States plans to spend about $5.8 billion over the next five years on a missile defense program designed to intercept incoming warheads from countries like North Korea, according to the Congressional Budget Office.In a report made public Tuesday, the budget...

Updated : 2014.07.23 20:14

N.K. warns of retaliation against S. Korea, U.S.

North Korea warned of retaliatory military actions against South Korea and the U.S. on Sunday, denouncing the allies’ criticism of its recent missile launches and artillery drills.The North’s powerful National Defense Commission argued that the launches were not provocations as the allie...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:29

Army chief urges reform after shooting spree

The Army chief called Monday for thorough reform efforts in the wake of last month’s deadly shooting spree at a border outpost, vowing to make his organization stronger and more efficient, the Army headquarters said. Gen. Kwon Oh-sung made the remark during the Army’s biannual commander ...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:28

‘N.K. cyberaggression has no parallel’

The level of North Korea’s cyberaggression towards South Korea has no parallel, a U.S. security expert said, underscoring the need for the South to dedicate sufficient resources to enhancing its cybe...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:45

‘Self-understanding key to curbing cyberthreats’

This is the third installment in a series of articles delving into cybersecurity challenges facing South Korea and the world, and global efforts to tide them over. ― Ed. One of the most fundamental y...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:31

Hagel holds first conversation with S. Korea's new defense chief

South Korea's new Defense Minister Han Min-koo and U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held their first conversation by phone on Saturday and discussed the alliance between the two countries, the Pentagon said.Hagel congratulated Han on his appointment, saying he looks forward to working...

Updated : 2014.07.20 14:35

Korea, China expected to set up military hotline this year: source

South Korea and China have reached a consensus on establishing a military hotline between their defense chiefs this year to further boost cooperation, a Seoul government source said Sunday.After agreeing on "the necessity for the hotline, the two countries began discussing the issue in ear...

Updated : 2014.07.20 09:52

Air Force refutes allegations that air traffic control played role in chopper crash

South Korea's Air Force on Saturday refuted allegations that air traffic control played any role in the crash of a fire department helicopter that left all five crew members dead.The Eurocopter-built AS365 Dauphin medium-weight helicopter crashed Thursday in a residential area of Gwangju, ...

Updated : 2014.07.19 16:41

Abe: U.S. marines need Japan’s consent for Korea deployment

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that under a bilateral security arrangement, U.S. Forces Japan is required to secure Tokyo’s understanding should it want to send its marines to the Korean Peninsula in the event of contingencies here.His remarks at a parliamentary session on Tu...

Updated : 2014.07.16 21:33

Defense chief urges drastic military reform

The defense minister called for a thorough reform of the military and tighter discipline among troops on Wednesday after its image was tarnished by a recent shooting rampage and other incidents.Public...

Updated : 2014.07.16 21:29

Park orders swift retaliation against N.K. provocations

South Korean President Park Geun-hye ordered the country's military Wednesday to swiftly retaliate against any provocation from North Korea amid heightened tensions over the North's recent missile launches and firing of artillery.Park gave the order during a luncheon with about 140 key mil...

Updated : 2014.07.16 16:52

‘Sergeant ostracized, mocked’

The sergeant who killed five soldiers in a shooting rampage last month had been taunted and ostracized while in high school and during his military service, the Army said Tuesday.Announcing the results of the three-week investigation into the June 21 shooting, the Army said that the 22-yea...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:51

Two uniformed officers indicted for leaking military secrets

The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that its prosecution had detained and indicted two uniformed officers on charges of leaking military secrets about Seoul’s defense procurement projects to a civilian broker that in turn gave them to three unspecified foreign defense firms.It also plans to...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:49

Bullying behind soldier's deadly shooting spree: military police

 An Army sergeant went on a deadly shooting rampage at a frontline border outpost last month after being ignored and bullied by his superiors and comrades, military police said Tuesday. Announcing the results of its one-month probe into the rampage by the 22-year-old sergeant, identified...

Updated : 2014.07.15 15:04

[World Cup] Goetze fires Germany to victory

RIO DE JANEIRO ― With two minutes left in full time and the teams stuck in a scoreless deadlock, German coach Joachim Loew told substitute forward Mario Goetze to show the world that he could outperf...

Updated : 2014.07.14 21:30