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Six KF-16 jets returning home after Alaska drills

Six South Korean fighter jets are flying back home Tuesday after participating in a multinational air combat training exercise led by Pacific Air Forces, the nation's Air Force said.The KF-16s took of...

Updated : 2017.06.27 10:33

Korea begins prototype production of light armed chopper

South Korea said Tuesday it has started to assemble the first prototype of a light armed helicopter with the goal of conducting a test flight in 2019.The Defense Acquisition Program Administration, th...

Updated : 2017.06.27 09:56

Nothing decided over THAAD environmental test: defense ministry

South Korea's defense ministry said Sunday it is reviewing ways to conduct an environmental survey for the US anti-missile system being deployed on its soil, but nothing specific has been decided. "Th...

Updated : 2017.06.25 18:34

THAAD deployment was ‘transparent’: US military

The US military in South Korea said Friday that the deployment process of the US advanced missile defense system in South Korea was “transparent,” in response to President Moon Jae-in’s claim that ...

Updated : 2017.06.25 10:42

THAAD controversy looms over Moon-Trump summit

The deepening controversy over the now suspended deployment of an advanced US missile defense system in South Korea will likely be one of the major issues to be discussed between their leaders when th...

Updated : 2017.06.25 09:44

NK soldier defects to S. Korea

The Defense Ministry said Friday that a North Korean soldier defected to South Korea after crossing the border bisecting the Peninsula.(

Updated : 2017.06.23 23:12

USFK: Allies have agreed to deploy THAAD in Korea ASAP

The US Forces Korea said Friday it has an "original" agreement with South Korea to deploy the THAAD missile defense system here as soon as possible.It was in response to President Moon Jae-in's view that the deployment process has been "accelerated for some reason" that he does not know.He...

Updated : 2017.06.23 15:55

[Newsmaker] Defense chief nominee on hot seat over scandal

When former Navy chief Song Young-moo was nominated as the first minister of defense for the Moon Jae-in administration last week, hopes were high that the retired admiral will bring sweeping reforms....

Updated : 2017.06.22 16:15

Military all set for FA-50 fighter depot maintenance

South Korea said Thursday it has completed a yearslong project to acquire the depot maintenance capability for the nation's advanced FA-50 light combat fighter jet.It will enable the military to save ...

Updated : 2017.06.22 15:09

Korean hands over remains of fallen US soldier days before war anniversary

South Korea on Thursday repatriated the remains of an apparent American soldier killed in the Korean War, a show of the allies' commitment to never forget the wartime sacrifice of their troops.The rem...

Updated : 2017.06.22 14:21

Korea to commemorate outbreak of Korean War this week

South Korea will mark the 67th anniversary of the Korean War's outbreak this week with several commemorative events, bringing together war veterans at home and abroad.The war broke out at dawn on June 25, 1950, when North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel, which was then the demarcat...

Updated : 2017.06.22 11:18

Gen. Brooks reaffirms S. Korea-U.S. alliance will not waver in future

 The chief of the United States Forces Korea reaffirmed Wednesday that the solid alliance between South Korea and the United States will remain unwavering well into the future against belligerent North Korea.   "The threat from belligerent North Korea remains. Kim Jong-un continues his ...

Updated : 2017.06.21 21:22

Moon dismisses plan to scale back joint exercises with USFK

South Korea's new administration has no plans to scale back the number of joint exercises between its military and US troops stationed here or downsize their scope, South Korean President Moon Jae-in ...

Updated : 2017.06.21 10:01

US commander: More combined drills with South Korea needed

UIJEONGBU -- A top US military commander in South Korea said he can't overemphasize the need for more combined exercises between the two countries, citing the seriousness of North Korea's weapons of m...

Updated : 2017.06.20 11:08

Two B-1B bombers to train over Korea

Two US long-range strategic bombers will train with South Korea's fighter jets over the peninsula later Tuesday as part of a regular combined exercise, defense officials said."Our Air Force plans to h...

Updated : 2017.06.20 11:05