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Vice defense minister to hold talks with Seongju residents to resolve THAAD standoff

South Korea‘s vice defense minister is planning to hold talks with the residents of Seongju who are opposed to the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-ballistic missile system in their county, official sources said Friday. The move comes as Seoul is making an effort to allay health conce...

Updated : 2016.07.23 09:15

USFK holds missile defense training

The U.S. Forces Korea carried out a training exercise to transport Patriot missiles from the U.S. military’s Japan base, officials confirmed Friday.The emergency deployment readiness exercise, the fi...

Updated : 2016.07.22 17:56

U.S. Forces Korea says PAC-3 unit temporarily brought from Japan for drills

The U.S. Forces Korea on Friday said a Patriot PAC-3 battery was temporarily relocated from Japan for a U.S.-Korea joint military drill under way in the country amid escalating saber-rattling by North Korea.  A PAC-3 unit arrived in Busan, South Korea's No. 1 seaport, on July 13 and is cu...

Updated : 2016.07.22 11:42

White House: U.S. to ensure THAAD maximizes protection, minimizes inconvenience

The United States will work closely with South Korea to deploy the THAAD missile defense system in a way that maximizes the protection it provides and minimizes any inconvenience it causes, the White House said Thursday."This is a highly sophisticated anti-ballistic missile defense system ...

Updated : 2016.07.22 10:11

KAI presents MRO business plan to gov't

Korea's sole aircraft manufacturer, Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd., said Thursday that it has submitted to the land and transport ministry its business plan for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul after about 18 months of preparation. The submission, the first of its kind, was made ...

Updated : 2016.07.21 17:27

Korea military says THAAD could intercept Rodong missiles fired at steep angle

South Korea's military said Thursday that the advanced U.S. anti-missile system that will be in place by the end of 2017 can intercept a mid-range Rodong ballistic missile fired at a steep angle and heading for the southern port city of Busan.The defense ministry's analysis comes a day aft...

Updated : 2016.07.21 17:21

[FACT CHECK] THAAD, capacity and limitations

Since the announcement of the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system here, the talk of town has been its possible hazardous effects on the health of those living near the deploym...

Updated : 2016.07.21 16:39

Seongju residents hold rally in Seoul to oppose THAAD deployment

Residents of the southern town of Seongju staged a rally in downtown Seoul, Thursday, to protest against the government's decision to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system in their county.Aro...

Updated : 2016.07.21 14:04

Park defends THAAD deployment plan again

President Park Geun-hye on Thursday defended the recent decision by Seoul and Washington to deploy an advanced U.S. antimissile system here, stressing she won't bow to "criticism and resistance" to pr...

Updated : 2016.07.21 11:53

Army chief to visit Korean solders in UAE, Lebanon

Korea's Army chief of staff will visit two Korean military contingents in the Middle East from July 21-26 to boost troop morale and meet local military officials to strengthen bilateral ties, the mili...

Updated : 2016.07.21 10:23

Park to convene NSC session over N.K. provocations

President Park Geun-hye will convene a session of the National Security Council on Thursday to check South Korea's security posture following North Korea's missile provocations earlier this week, her ...

Updated : 2016.07.21 09:53

‘U.S. received no complaints on Guam THAAD’

GUAM -- A U.S. congresswoman told the South Korean media that the military has received no complaints related to the Terminal High Area Altitude Defense system deployed in the U.S. territory of Guam.M...

Updated : 2016.07.20 16:39

S. Korea's top brass convenes emergency meeting on N.K. provocations

South Korea's military on Wednesday held an emergency meeting of top commanders from all service branches to discuss ways to better deal with North Korea's relentless military provocations, including the latest missile launch, officials said.  In the video conference call held at Seoul's ...

Updated : 2016.07.20 16:02

Local THAAD will not be incorporated into wider U.S.-led MD system: defense chief

Korea's defense minister said Wednesday that the planned deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system is for self-defense and will not be incorporated into the wider U.S. missile defense system....

Updated : 2016.07.20 14:47

State academy chief refutes concerns of China's economic retaliation over THAAD

 Korea's deployment of the anti-ballistic missile defense system is not likely to result in economic retaliation from China, the head of the state diplomacy academy said Wednesday.Earlier this month,...

Updated : 2016.07.20 13:04