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Korea seeks military ties with African countries

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday it will seek military cooperation with African countries during President Park Geun-hye’s upcoming visit to the continent.Boosting relations with Uganda, ...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:27

Korea eyes military cooperation with African countries

South Korea plans to seek ways to increase military cooperation with Africa as President Park Geun-hye embarks on her trip to three African countries including Uganda this week, a government official said Tuesday.Seoul's move will help weaken North Korea's military network with Africa and ...

Updated : 2016.05.24 10:43

USFK’s Korean workers protest for job security

In light of the accelerating relocation of the U.S. Forces Korea’s Seoul base, its Korean workers staged a large-scale protest Saturday, demanding that military officials guarantee their job security...

Updated : 2016.05.22 16:52

U.S. soldier caught after deserting military unit ahead of trial

South Korean police said Thursday they have taken an American soldier into custody five days after he deserted his front-line base ahead of a trial on charges of possessing child pornography.The 25-year-old serviceman was caught in western Seoul at around at 5:30 p.m. by police who chased ...

Updated : 2016.05.19 20:46

USFK top brass begins to relocate

The Seoul-based U.S. Eighth Army Command has started its move down to Pyeongtaek in Gyeonggi Province, the South Korean Defense Ministry said on Thursday. The U.S. Forces Korea is slated to move its f...

Updated : 2016.05.19 16:49

S. Korea to pick foreign jet engine by June to equip indigenous combat jets

South Korea will select a foreign jet engine maker to power the country's first indigenously-developed combat aircraft by next month, the defense procurement agency said Wednesday.European jet engine giant Eurojet Turbo GmbH is competing against U.S. rival General Electric (GE) for the Sou...

Updated : 2016.05.18 19:29

Civil rights body orders Air Force to end discriminatory scholarship policy

Korea's civil rights body ordered the Air Force to revise its discriminatory policy that excludes night college students from getting scholarships, adding that the existing system poses major problems for equality.The country's Air Force currently runs a scholarship program that cherry pic...

Updated : 2016.05.18 16:13

Camouflage netting over submarine shows N. Korea's pursuit of SLBM program: 38 North

Recent satellite imagery shows camouflage netting over the deck of North Korea's ballistic missile submarine in an indication that the communist nation is forging ahead with its SLBM development, a U.S. website monitoring the North said Tuesday.The May 8 imagery of the Sinpo South Shipyard...

Updated : 2016.05.18 09:15

U.S. Pacific commander calls for greater trilateral military cooperation with S. Korea, Japan

The U.S. Pacific commander called Tuesday for greater trilateral military cooperation with South Korea and Japan as the three countries plan to hold their first joint missile-tracking exercise to better defend against North Korea.Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. made the remark during a speech at ...

Updated : 2016.05.18 09:14

S. Korea to abolish alternative military service by 2022

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday it plans to gradually abolish the military’s special rule that allows the conscripted to provide alternate services in lieu of mandatory military service ...

Updated : 2016.05.17 17:16

Navy assembles first homegrown submarine

South Korea’s military on Tuesday held a ceremony to formally start the assembly of its first domestically developed submarine, slated to be deployed in the 2020s.The Defense Acquisition Program Admi...

Updated : 2016.05.17 16:54

Korea to abolish military service exemption to cope with dwindling population

South Korea will phase out the military's special rule that exempts natural science and engineering students from the compulsory military service in a move that takes into account the country's dwindling population, the defense ministry said Tuesday.All able-bodied South Korean men are req...

Updated : 2016.05.17 13:03

Korean special forces join regional anti-piracy exercise

Some 330 South Korean special forces troops took part in a regional anti-piracy exercise in the South China Sea region with 17 other countries, the defense ministry said Tuesday.The maritime security exercise, which ran from May 1-12 in the waters between Singapore and Brunei, brought toge...

Updated : 2016.05.17 11:19

Korean youths honor U.S. veterans of Korean War

HONORING VETERANS -- IYF Overseas Volunteer students and former U.S. Marines who took part in the 1950-1953 Korean War pose for a photograph at a church in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province on Thursday. The ...

Updated : 2016.05.17 09:40

Korea, Japan, U.S. to hold missile defense drill

South Korea said Monday it will hold a joint missile warning exercise with the U.S. and Japan prior to this year’s biennial international maritime warfare exercise in June.The military drill will be ...

Updated : 2016.05.16 16:59