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Obama to express strong security support for S. Korea if he meets with Park: White House

US President Barack Obama will express his strong support for South Korea's security if he has a chance to meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the sidelines of the upcoming summit of Group of 20 nations, the White House said Tuesday.Both Park and Obama are scheduled to attend...

Updated : 2016.08.31 09:19

Can S. Korea ‘legally’ have a nuclear-powered submarine?

As increasing numbers of pundits and politicians here call for a nuclear-powered submarine to negate North Korea’s ballistic missile threats, some are questioning whether or not international treaties would allow Seoul’s use of nuclear technology for military use.Although South Korea is ...

Updated : 2016.08.30 16:58

Asia-Pacific defense officials, experts to meet in Seoul next month

South Korea's defense ministry on Tuesday said it will hold a regional security forum next month, with focus placed on North Korea's provocations and feasible countermeasures that can be taken.In the ...

Updated : 2016.08.30 14:05

Forging legally binding UN deal banning nuclear weapons 'unrealistic': US official

A recent UN panel's proposal to launch negotiations to ban nuclear weapons is "unrealistic" as it fails to take the international security environment into consideration, a State Department nonproliferation official said Monday.Earlier this month, the UN panel -- the Open Ended Working Gro...

Updated : 2016.08.30 09:04

Two THAAD batteries necessary for S. Korea to better defend against NK SLBMs: US expert

At least two THAAD batteries are necessary for South Korea to better defend against North Korea's submarine launched ballistic missiles as a single unit can't cover all of the North's seas, a US arms expert said Monday.Increasing THAAD batteries, however, doesn't guarantee full defense aga...

Updated : 2016.08.30 09:01

Can S. Korea ‘legally’ have a nuclear-powered sub?

As increasing numbers of pundits and politicians here call for a nuclear-powered submarine to negate North Korea’s ballistic missile threats, some are questioning whether or not international treatie...

Updated : 2016.08.29 18:36

Saenuri hawks renew call for nuclear submarine after NK SLBM launch

Ruling party lawmakers have renewed calls to deploy nuclear-powered submarines on the battlefront, refueling debate about using the advanced weapons against North Korean ballistic missile threats.The ...

Updated : 2016.08.29 17:02

Korea to check alternate sites for THAAD

South Korea's military said Monday it will conduct detailed examinations into three sites in the rural county of Seongju to check if alternate locations can be found to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system. The move comes as Seongju residents strongly protested the government's d...

Updated : 2016.08.29 15:32

Park orders military to maintain full readiness against NK provocations

President Park Geun-hye on Monday ordered her military to maintain a full readiness posture to ensure that any North Korean provocation will lead to the "self-destruction" of the communist regime.Duri...

Updated : 2016.08.29 11:12

Ruling party hawks call for nuclear subs to counter NK SLBM

A group of lawmakers from South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party said Monday the country should consider building nuclear-powered submarines, amid escalating provocations by Pyongyang.The remark came as N...

Updated : 2016.08.29 10:41

Parliament's defense committee to discuss THAAD, N.K. provocations

The South Korean National Assembly's defense committee said Friday it will hold a special gathering with the country's defense minister next week to discuss the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system as well as North Korea's on-going provocations.The move came as the discussion...

Updated : 2016.08.26 20:32

[Reporter’s column] NK launch raises military intelligence doubts

As North Korea leader Kim Jong-un celebrated his country’s first “successful” firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile Thursday, South Korea was left wondering how soon and severely the mis...

Updated : 2016.08.25 16:42

[NEWS ANALYSIS] Launch shows NK SLBM advances

North Korea on Wednesday accomplished what is assessed to be the first successful firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile into the East Sea, in what appears to be an act of protest against on...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:07

Park visits front-line unit

President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday visited a front-line Army unit to offer her encouragement and to call for a robust readiness posture, her office Cheong Wa Dae said, amid a spike in tensions triggered by North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile launch and its menacing rhetori...

Updated : 2016.08.24 16:39

Korea convenes NSC session over NK SLBM launch

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Wednesday held an emergency standing committee session of the National Security Council to discuss North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile launch. P...

Updated : 2016.08.24 09:40