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Army colonel arrested on rape charges

The Army said Tuesday that military police had arrested an incumbent brigade commander on charges of sexually assaulting a female noncommissioned officer.The colonel, 47, in charge of a unit in Gangwon Province, is alleged to have sexually assaulted the NCO, 21, at his military residence o...

Updated : 2015.01.27 21:28

S. Korea conducts live-fire drill near tense sea border

The South Korean military carried out a live-fire exercise near the tensely guarded inter-Korean border in the Yellow Sea on Tuesday to check and further boost its preparedness against possible provocations by North Korea, officers said.The one-hour firing drill, which took place on the is...

Updated : 2015.01.27 16:52

Budget hampers procurement plans: Defense Ministry

Several military procurement projects, including one to acquire four aerial refueling tankers, are expected to be delayed or canceled due to budgetary constraints, as Seoul seeks to readjust its mid-term defense improvement plan, a source said Sunday.The Defense Ministry has been drafting ...

Updated : 2015.01.25 21:32

Navy sailor injured in shell explosion

A Navy sailor was in critical condition after being hit by a shell accidently fired from a malfunctioning 76 mm-caliber cannon on a guided missile warship in West Sea on Wednesday, military officials said Thursday.The 21-year-old seaman of the 2nd Fleet Command, identified only by his surn...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:50

Defense Ministry blasted for late response to Japan’s Dokdo claim

South Korea’s Defense Ministry came under fire Wednesday for a belated response to Tokyo’s repeated claims of sovereignty over the easternmost islets of Dokdo in a Korean-language summary of its annual defense whitepaper.In the morning, the ministry called in a defense attache from the J...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:36

Nuclear watchdog steps up measures against cyberattacks

South Korea's nuclear watchdog said Wednesday it will strengthen its ability to fight cyberattacks and expand the size of its cybersecurity staff to deal with safety concerns following recent hackings.In an annual policy briefing to the president, the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission...

Updated : 2015.01.21 10:20

Agency forfeited profit from college exam: lawmaker

An opposition lawmaker Tuesday accused a state-run agency of knowingly giving up profits from its copyrights to the annual college entrance exam. Rep. Park Hong-keun of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy on Tuesday accused a state-run agency of failing to collect royalties that could ...

Updated : 2015.01.20 21:19

Korea to enhance hi-tech war systems

South Korea’s Defense Ministry on Monday unveiled a new defense vision based on information and communication technologies, and other cutting-edge digital platforms to better counter evolving North Korean threats and other security challenges. During its New Year’s policy briefing to Pre...

Updated : 2015.01.19 22:05

(Photo News) Plea for nigeria

A man holds a placard reading “I am Nigerian. Stop Boko Haram” during a gathering at the Trocadero place, in Paris, Sunday, to protest against extremist Islamic group Boko Haram after a large-scale ...

Updated : 2015.01.19 22:04

S. Korea to begin spy satellite project this year

South Korea plans to develop military reconnaissance satellites and deploy five units by 2022 as part of efforts to beef up defense capabilities to better deter North Korea's evolving security threats, military officers said Monday.The plan is part of the defense ministry's policy goals fo...

Updated : 2015.01.19 17:33

Heungnam refugee evacution remembered as ‘miracle’

United Nations forces fighting North Korea and China had their backs to the icy waters of the East Sea in Heungnam, a town in North Korea’s South Hamgyeong Province. It was mid-December 1950, at the ...

Updated : 2015.01.18 21:44

S. Korean military mulls giving soldiers more free evening time

The South Korean defense ministry is contemplating giving longer free evening time to soldiers as part of efforts to reform a rigid and outdated military culture, military officials said Sunday.According to the plan, free time for soldiers will be extended to four hours from the 1 1/2 hour...

Updated : 2015.01.18 13:51

S. Korea, U.S. launch joint military division

South Korea and the United States have officially launched a combined staff of their wartime joint division to be tasked with military operations in case of war, military officers here said Friday.In September, the allies agreed to establish a combined wartime division of their allied troo...

Updated : 2015.01.16 10:22

Seoul vows retaliation against N.K. provocation over leaflets

Seoul’s Defense Ministry warned of “stern retaliation” against any North Korean provocations Wednesday, amid reports that the North had completed drills to “devastate” South Korean border areas from which balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets were floated.“Should North Korea moun...

Updated : 2015.01.14 20:00

‘U.S. to shift focus to air and sea for Korea defense’

This is the fourth installment in a special New Year’s series of interviews with preeminent scholars on international politics and security. ― Ed.The U.S. security commitment to South Korea will com...

Updated : 2015.01.14 19:40