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Military picks new THAAD site; holds no briefing

South Korea and the US military on Friday decided on a new location within Seongju-gun, North Gyeongsang Province, as an alternate site for the upcoming US missile defense system deployment, flip-flop...

Updated : 2016.09.30 16:10

Alternate THAAD site to be announced soon

The South Korean and US militaries are planning to announce an alternative site for the advanced US missile defense system in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province, by as early as Friday, sources said Th...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:45

Navy aims to deploy speedier transport vessel in 2020

South Korea's Navy will build a speedier transport vessel in the next three years to counter growing threats from North Korea along the tense maritime border, a military official familiar with the matter said Thursday. "The plan is part of the government's efforts to beef up preparedness a...

Updated : 2016.09.29 14:11

US to deploy THAAD on 'accelerated basis,' 'as soon as possible': Russel

The United States intends to deploy the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea "on an accelerated basis" and "as soon as possible," given the ever-growing missile threats from North Korea, the top US diplomat on Asia said Tuesday.Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel made the rem...

Updated : 2016.09.28 10:17

Navy grounds Lynx choppers after crash

The South Korean Navy on Tuesday said they had suspended operations of all 20 Lynx multipurpose military helicopters, a day after one of them crashed into the East Sea.According to the Navy, the helic...

Updated : 2016.09.27 16:58

Helicopter crashes into East Sea in military drill

A South Korean Navy helicopter crashed into the East Sea during a joint maritime drill between South Korea and the United States, the Navy said Monday.The Linx helicopter crashed into the East Sea at around 9:05 p.m., and a search is currently under way, the Navy said. Three soldiers were...

Updated : 2016.09.27 09:18

US B-1B bomber returns to Guam after staying in Korea

A B-1B strategic bomber returned to its base in Guam on Sunday after a short stay in South Korea that aimed to warn North Korea against any further provocations, military officials said Monday."The B-1B Lancer returned to Andersen Air Base last night after remaining at Osan Air Base since ...

Updated : 2016.09.26 14:11

Lawmakers question capability of military equipment

South Korean lawmakers on Sunday raised concerns over the proficiency of the country’s aged computerized command and control system as well as guided missile systems that showed poor accuracy in test...

Updated : 2016.09.25 16:48

B-1B Lancer bombers opened to public in Korea

B-1B Lancer bombers that landed in South Korea earlier this week were revealed to the public Saturday, following the North's threat that its nuclear warheads will turn Seoul into ashes. The 7th Air Fo...

Updated : 2016.09.25 08:53

Park meets with IMO chief

President Park Geun-hye on Friday met with Lim Ki-tack, the South Korean chief of a UN maritime body, to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation on an array of issues, including North Korea's provocations that destabilize maritime security.During her meeting with Lim, the secretar...

Updated : 2016.09.23 13:49

Nearly 60% of Koreans support nuclear armament: poll

Nearly 60 percent of South Koreans support the country's development of its own nuclear weapons, a poll showed Friday, amid the rising calls among hawkish lawmakers for Seoul to consider the aggressive option to curb Pyongyang's provocations.According to the data compiled by pollster Gallu...

Updated : 2016.09.23 13:47

Korea to redesign parts in its Surion helicopter for export

South Korea will redesign the parts of its Surion helicopter which recently failed to pass an extreme climate performance that would allow it to be sold to more customers around the world, the military and manufacturer said Friday.In a months-long test conducted in the United States, the S...

Updated : 2016.09.23 13:46

White House: US does not discuss preemptive strike plans in advance

The United States does not discuss any preemptive strike plans in advance, the White House said Thursday in response to a question whether President Barack Obama has any airstrike plans against the North."Just in general, not specifically to North Korea, as an operational matter we're not ...

Updated : 2016.09.23 09:38

Strategic bombers made closest-ever flight to N. Korea: U.S. military

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B strategic bombers this week made the closest-ever flight to North Korea to warn the communist country against any further provocations, the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) said Thursday.North Korea conducted its fifth underground nuclear test on Sept. 9, despite inte...

Updated : 2016.09.22 21:08

Aging army choppers pose safety hazards: lawmaker

More than half of the helicopters operated by the South Korean Army are over 30 years old, an opposition lawmaker said Thursday, raising concerns about soldiers’ safety.According to Rep. Kim Jong-dae...

Updated : 2016.09.22 16:44