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Korea, US, Canada to hold joint naval drills

South Korea said Monday it will hold a combined live-fire naval exercise with the United States and Canada this week in its southern waters. Hosted by South Korea's Maritime Task Flotilla Seven, the...

Updated : 2017.06.19 09:41

Presidential adviser's remarks about scaling back exercises could exacerbate US concerns: expert

WASHINGTON -- US concerns about President Moon Jae-in's policy could worsen after one of his special advisers suggested a willingness to consider scaling back joint military exercises with the US if ...

Updated : 2017.06.19 09:29

Search for 7 Navy sailors ends after bodies found on ship

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) -- The search for seven US Navy sailors who went missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off the Japanese coast was called off after several bodies were foun...

Updated : 2017.06.18 22:46

S. Korea may consult with US about scaling back joint exercises if NK suspends nuclear activities: adviser

WASHINGTON -- South Korea may consult with the United States about scaling back joint military exercises, such as downsizing the deployment of American strategic assets, if North Korea suspends nucle...

Updated : 2017.06.18 10:00

Defense ministry to set up defense reform team

South Korea's defense ministry will soon launch a task force to craft a draft military reform plan in line with President Moon Jae-in's campaign pledges, officials said Sunday. Vice Defense Minister...

Updated : 2017.06.18 09:28

Korea set to mass-produce new missile interceptor

South Korea will soon begin the mass-production of its new mid-range hit-to-kill missile interceptor, code-named M-SAM, as it has passed an operational capability test, a defense official said Saturd...

Updated : 2017.06.17 10:17

Korean Navy to hold Dokdo defense drill

South Korea's Navy said Thursday that it has kicked off an exercise on defending the country's easternmost islets of Dokdo, rebutting Japan's routine protest. The two-day training is part of efforts...

Updated : 2017.06.15 09:22

Defense chief calls suspected NK drone infiltration 'grave' armistice violation

South Korea's Defense Minister Han Min-koo on Wednesday called a recent drone infiltration, presumably by North Korea, a "grave" violation of the armistice agreement, saying his ministry will lodge a...

Updated : 2017.06.14 17:15

Senior US diplomat to honor Korean soldier killed in Afghanistan

Thomas Shannon, US undersecretary of state for political affairs, plans to pay tribute to a South Korean soldier killed in Afghanistan, an informed source said Wednesday. Shannon is visiting here fo...

Updated : 2017.06.14 14:59

Korean Army division commander awarded US merit medal

Maj. Gen. Yin Sung-hwan, the commander of the South Korean Army's 56th Infantry Division, was conferred the US Legion of Merit on Wednesday in recognition of his contribution to the combat capability...

Updated : 2017.06.14 10:32

Korean, Indian defense chiefs to hold talks on closer partnerships

The defense ministers of South Korea and India will hold talks in Seoul later Wednesday on ways to deal with North Korea and expand bilateral military cooperation, Seoul's ministry said. It is the f...

Updated : 2017.06.14 09:48

President Moon inspects allies' combat readiness at key command

South Korean President Moon Jae-in appreciated the service of the allied forces against North Korea's military threats, paying a visit to the South Korea-US Combined Forces Command on Tuesday, the US...

Updated : 2017.06.13 16:45

Hanwha donates $1m to veterans’ fraternities

Hanwha Group has pledged to donate $1 million to fraternities of former South Korean and US soldiers in a display of support for the alliance, company officials said Tuesday. Hanwha Techwin CEO Shin...

Updated : 2017.06.13 15:03

Vice defense chief visits THAAD site

South Korea's vice defense minister recently made a visit to the deployment site of a US missile defense system amid political controversy here, an official said Tuesday. Suh Choo-suk, who took offi...

Updated : 2017.06.13 09:24

S. Korea's reversal on THAAD could give Trump pretext for troop withdrawal: Scott Snyder

WASHINGTON -- South Korea could end up giving US President Donald Trump a pretext to pull American troops out of the country if it reverses the decision to host the deployment of the THAAD missile de...

Updated : 2017.06.13 09:06