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[Newsmaker] Military says intranet hacked, secrets stolen

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday the military’s intranet had been hacked for the first time ever, presumably by North Korea, resulting in a number of military secrets being leaked.The mil...

Updated : 2016.12.06 17:11

Military intranet hacked by North Korea

South Korea’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday confirmed that the military’s intranet had been hacked in what appears to be a North Korean attack, marking its first-ever breach.According to the ministry,...

Updated : 2016.12.06 09:16

Military vows strong retaliation if provoked by N. Korea

South Korea vowed stern reaction to any North Korean provocation Monday as the country ratcheted up tension amid growing international pressure on its arms programs and deepening political uncertainti...

Updated : 2016.12.05 13:28

FM Yun meets with IAEA head to discuss cooperation against NK nukes

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and the head of an international nuclear agency have discussed cooperation against the nuclear threat from North Korea, his office here said Monday.Yun met w...

Updated : 2016.12.05 13:18

Korea increases defense budget next year

South Korea has increased its defense budget for next year to better cope with growing threats from North Korea, the defense ministry said Monday.The government set the defense budget at 40.34 trillion won ($34 billion) for 2017, up 4.0 percent from 38.8 trillion won a year earlier, the Mi...

Updated : 2016.12.05 13:17

Army appoints first female helicopter pilot instructor

South Korea's Army on Sunday said it appointed its first-ever female pilot instructor who will teach others to fly the country's military helicopters.It said warrant officer Jung Eun-hee has been tapp...

Updated : 2016.12.04 11:00

Armored vehicle accident leaves 1 soldier unconscious, 1 injured

An armored vehicle on a training mission overturned at an Air Force unit in the southwestern city of Gunsan on Thursday, leaving the vehicle's driver unconscious and another soldier injured, the Air Force said.During the accident, which took place around 10:50 a.m., the K20 armored vehicle...

Updated : 2016.12.01 15:03

Korea, US. begin large-scale air defense drills

South Korean and US forces kicked off their annual aerial exercise, the military here said Wednesday, the latest in a series of maneuvers aimed at enhancing combined defense capabilities against evolving threats from North Korea. The allies began the Vigilant ACE exercise as part of a broa...

Updated : 2016.11.30 15:50

Nuclear envoys of Korea, US and Japan likely to meet in Dec.

Nuclear envoys of South Korea, the United States and Japan are moving to hold talks next month in Seoul to discuss cooperation in dealing with the growing nuclear threat from North Korea, diplomatic sources said Wednesday.Kim Hong-kyun, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and...

Updated : 2016.11.30 10:43

THAAD deployment continues regardless of political situation in Korea: Pentagon

The US Defense Department said Tuesday the planned deployment of the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea will move forward regardless of the political situation in the Asian nation."Our THAAD deployment continues. The effort to do that as quickly as possible continues forward, and ...

Updated : 2016.11.30 09:16

‘Trump’s election raises uncertainty in Asia’

[Herald Interview]With the election of business mogul Donald Trump as US president casting a pall of uncertainty across the globe, a prominent UK scholar has predicted that America’s allies may attem...

Updated : 2016.11.28 17:29

Korea's jet trainer successfully completes 5,000 test flights

South Korea's T-50 jet and its variants have successfully completed 5,000 test flights, highlighting the reliability of the plane being marketed abroad as a next-generation advanced trainer, the country's sole aircraft company said Monday. The T-50 and T-50A advanced trainers, the TA-50 le...

Updated : 2016.11.28 14:49

Korea, UAE defense chiefs meet to promote military cooperation

Defense chiefs of South Korea and the United Arab Emirates on Monday discussed measures to further promote bilateral military ties that have been enhanced with the dispatching of troops to the Middle East country, the government said.Defense Minister Han Min-koo had a meeting with his UAE ...

Updated : 2016.11.28 14:47

Seoul to reinforce military organization in charge of N. Korean WMD threats

The South Korean military will strengthen its preparedness against increasing North Korean nuclear and missile threats by forming a new organization, multiple government sources said Sunday.The source...

Updated : 2016.11.27 09:36

Korea scandal could affect THAAD deployment: expert

The massive corruption scandal threatening to unseat South Korean President Park Geun-hye could paralyze her government for months to come and pose greater opposition to the planned deployment of the US THAAD missile defense system, a US expert said.Park has been under growing pressure to ...

Updated : 2016.11.25 09:46