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‘Korea, U.S. in talks over THAAD’

A senior U.S. defense official confirmed Tuesday that Washington was considering deploying an advanced missile defense system to South Korea to better handle North Korean threats.Deputy Secretary of D...

Updated : 2014.10.01 21:56

Prospects dim for multilateral security cooperation in Asia

European peace through dialogue, confidence-building and multilateral institutions has long been a source of envy for East Asia, which suffers from territorial and historical feuds that have escalated...

Updated : 2014.10.01 21:41

Army to dispatch medics to frontline outposts

The South Korean military seeks to dispatch one medic each to all of the frontline outposts and establish a medical transportation unit to increase the chances of border troops surviving accidents, the Army said Sunday.The move comes amid increasing calls to enhance the military medical sy...

Updated : 2014.09.28 21:19

Long-term view propels F-35 choice

South Korea is stepping up efforts to strengthen its air defense with its final approval this week of a deal to purchase 40 F-35 radar-evading warplanes for deployment from 2018 through 2021 at a cost...

Updated : 2014.09.25 21:25

U.S. makes Korean Peninsula only exception to anti-landmines pledge

The United States on Tuesday made the Korean Peninsula the only exception to its pledge not to use anti-personnel landmines, citing the peninsula's "unique circumstances" and its commitment to South Korea's defense.   The White House announced the pledge, also vowing to destroy stockpile...

Updated : 2014.09.24 10:02

USFK seeking to keep artillery unit north of Seoul

The United States is pushing to retain its artillery brigade stationed north of Seoul at its current location despite a previous agreement to relocate all of its forces to a southern city, diplomatic ...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:39

KAI calls for new procurement policy to boost helicopter industry

South Korea’s government must revamp its outdated procurement policy to help fuel the growth of its helicopter industry that possesses good export potential, local experts said Thursday.In a meeting hosted by Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. in Seoul, researchers, government officials and ...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:38

Marine killed by grenade explosion

One Marine Corps recruit was killed and two others were injured on Tuesday when a hand grenade exploded during a training session in the southeastern port city of Pohang, military officials said. The accident took place at around 10:20 a.m. at the drill camp of the South Korean Marine Corp...

Updated : 2014.09.16 21:32

Allies seek agreement on OPCON transfer in Oct.

South Korea and the U.S. are seeking to finalize the date of and conditions for the transfer of wartime control of Korean troops back to Seoul during next month’s meeting of their defense ministers, an official here said Tuesday.Since last year, the allies have been discussing the delay i...

Updated : 2014.09.16 21:32

(Photo News) Reenacting Incheon Landing

Members of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps. reenact the Incheon Landing at Wolmi Park in Incheon on Monday. The amphibious operation in 1950, led by U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, resulted in a landm...

Updated : 2014.09.15 21:06

S. Korea marks Korean War victory despite N.K. criticism

South Korea went ahead Monday with an annual event marking a landmark military operation carried out in this port city during the 1950-53 Korean War, despite North Korea’s denouncement of the ceremony.A day earlier, North Korea’s Peaceful Reunification of Korea, a government body handlin...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:57

Some USFK land poorly managed: data

Some of the land that South Korea has offered to the U.S. military has been left unused or poorly managed, according to government data.The Seoul government has offered land for 68 U.S. military facilities and training fields ― a total of about 99 million square meters ― under the Status...

Updated : 2014.09.10 21:10

Ministry to mobilize reservists, civilian cars during N.K. crises

The Ministry of National Defense is seeking to revise the national mobilization system to allow the military to use reservists and civilian vehicles during peacetime crises as it strives to ensure a rapid response to future North Korean provocations.The move, albeit with an intent to stren...

Updated : 2014.09.10 21:07

Parcel with knife, threatening letter sent to defense chief

A parcel containing a knife, suspicious powder and a threatening letter has been sent to South Korea's defense chief, prompting authorities to launch a probe, the ministry said Friday.The package addressed to Defense Minister Han Min-koo contained a 32.8-centimeter kitchen knife and some 2...

Updated : 2014.09.05 10:42

S. Korea, U.S. to forge combined wartime division

South Korea and the U.S. have agreed to organize a combined wartime division of their allied troops early next year to enhance their joint defense posture and combat capabilities, Seoul’s Ministry of...

Updated : 2014.09.04 21:04