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Chinese military planes enter Korean air defense zone: source

Around 10 Chinese military planes entered the Korean air defense identification zone for hours on Monday, prompting South Korea to launch a sortie of fighter jets, a government source said. The Chin...

Updated : 2017.01.10 09:13

Two dozen Apache helicopters to be deployed in Korea this month

The US Forces Korea announced Monday it will deploy two dozen Apache helicopters to South Korea starting from this month, a move seen as to bolster the alliance’s defense capability amid the growing...

Updated : 2017.01.09 16:19

24 Apache helicopters to be deployed in Korea by Feb

US Forces Korea plans to deploy 24 Apache helicopters to South Korea by next month to better counter growing threats from North Korea, military officials said Monday. As part of a scheduled rotation...

Updated : 2017.01.09 11:46

S. Korea's national security adviser calls for close cooperation with US on N. Korea

South Korea's National Security Office chief, Kim Kwan-jin, said Sunday that North Korea's nuclear and missile programs pose threats not only to the South but also to the United States. Kim made the...

Updated : 2017.01.09 09:18

US special units said to join in operation to eliminate Kim

US special operation forces are expected to participate in a South Korean-led operation to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in the event of war, according to military sources Sunday. “The Sout...

Updated : 2017.01.08 16:10

S. Korea to develop laser weapons to counter NK drones by 2020

South Korea plans to build a laser weapon system by 2020 to better deal with the threats posed by North Korea's unmanned aerial vehicles, the defense ministry said Friday. The Ministry of National D...

Updated : 2017.01.06 10:46

S. Korea to create special unit to strike at NK wartime leadership

South Korea will this year launch a special unit tasked with incapacitating North Korea's wartime leadership, two years ahead of schedule, its defense chief said Wednesday, as it strives to better co...

Updated : 2017.01.04 09:46

Air Force taps 3 female pilots as vice squadron leaders

South Korea's Air Force said Tuesday it tapped three female pilots as vice commanders of operational squadrons, marking a first for the service. Last month, the three were promoted as the second-in-...

Updated : 2017.01.03 12:57

S. Korea's Marine Corps to deploy new guided missiles to counter NK threat

South Korea's Marine Corps will get new guided missile systems that will allow its troops to better counter seaborne threats from North Korea, the military said Sunday. The military said that all st...

Updated : 2017.01.01 09:33

Defense chief stresses new year poses new challenges, calls for preparedness

South Korea's defense chief stressed Sunday that the new year will pose a new set of challenges and that the country's armed forces must be prepared for all developments. In a New Year's message sen...

Updated : 2017.01.01 09:31

Acting president stresses security of country rests on shoulders of troops

South Korea's acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said Sunday that the security of the country rests on the shoulders of its armed forces. In a video message sent to troops, Hwang emph...

Updated : 2017.01.01 09:29

Korea could let American troops leave if liberal candidate elected president: US expert

South Korea could let American troops leave the country if one of the liberal candidates is elected president next year and incoming US President Donald Trump demands Seoul pay more for the troops, a...

Updated : 2016.12.29 09:56

Relocation plan of USFK bases to Pyeongtaek extended to 2018

The complete relocation of US Army bases to Pyeongtaek has been pushed back by two years to the end of 2018, Gyeonggi Province and Pyeongtaek City said Sunday. The original plan, which started on Ja...

Updated : 2016.12.25 14:09

S. Korea deploys air-to-ground Taurus missiles for combat use

South Korea's Air Force on Thursday deployed air-to-ground Taurus-class missiles for combat use, which are capable of targeting and destroying North Korea's nuclear and missile facilities at a long d...

Updated : 2016.12.22 15:46

Army conducts combined arms drill with tanks, armored vehicles

The South Korean Army said Thursday it conducted a combined arms drill by mobilizing tanks and armored vehicles in a bid to beef up its combat readiness against North Korea's threats. The drill was ...

Updated : 2016.12.22 11:34