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Korea mulls over environmental survey of THAAD site

South Korea's military said Friday it will wait for an inter-agency decision on the implementation of a controversial alliance deal on the THAAD missile intercept system. At issue is whether the Min...

Updated : 2017.06.09 16:04

Suspected N. Korean drone found near border

South Korea's military said Friday it has collected what is believed to be a North Korean drone. It was found in a mountainous area in Inje, Gangwon Province, close to the eastern border between the...

Updated : 2017.06.09 14:12

New minelayer delivered to S. Korean Navy

South Korea's Navy received a new minelayer from a local shipbuilder Friday, as it's trying to beef up its mine warfare capabilities against North Korea. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, the 3,000...

Updated : 2017.06.09 10:34

THAAD in Korea comes up at White House discussions

South Korea's decision to suspend the deployment of the US THAAD missile defense system was a topic when US President Donald Trump held an Oval Office meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson an...

Updated : 2017.06.09 09:09

Korea's military seeks 8.4% hike in 2018 budget

South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday it has requested a record budget of 43.7 trillion won ($38.7 billion) for next year, citing growing threats from North Korea and the need for reforming th...

Updated : 2017.06.08 10:04

THAAD deployment is on hold: Blue House

The further deployment of the controversial US missile defense system is on hold, Cheong Wa Dae confirmed Wednesday, while South Korea conducts a proper environmental impact assessment on the project...

Updated : 2017.06.07 16:19

Koreans heading to Philippines drop amid military rule, shooting attack

The number of South Koreans visiting the Philippines shrank following the imposition of martial law in the Southeast Asian country's southern region and the recent shooting in Manila, industry source...

Updated : 2017.06.07 09:50

THAAD deployment faces delay due to new environment assessment

South Korea's defense ministry began preparations for a full-blown environmental impact assessment on the ongoing deployment of the US THAAD missile defense system Tuesday, a ministry official said, ...

Updated : 2017.06.06 13:35

US nuclear-powered attack submarine visits Busan port

A US nuclear-powered attack submarine arrived in the southern port city of Busan on Tuesday in what appears to be another show of Washington's military might amid North Korea's continued saber-rattli...

Updated : 2017.06.06 11:39

Upgrade boosts hopes for reform at Veterans Affairs Ministry

With the Moon Jae-in administration seeking to elevate the status of the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, expectations are high of a chance to reform an agency that has weathered the ups an...

Updated : 2017.06.05 16:04

[News Focus] Moon has more targets in military

Former Cheong Wa Dae chief security officer Kim Kwan-jin and incumbent Defense Minister Han Min-koo -- a once powerful pair in South Korea's military hierarcy -- are under investigation for not rela...

Updated : 2017.06.04 18:12

Korea, New Zealand to deepen defense ties

South Korea said Sunday it has agreed to intensify military cooperation with New Zealand, especially on North Korea. The agreement came at a meeting between Defense Minister Han Min-koo and his New ...

Updated : 2017.06.04 13:49

Minister to clarify Seoul's position on THAAD in talks with Mattis

SINGAPORE -- South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo said Friday he will clarify the new government's position on the issue of deploying THAAD in talks here with US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis ...

Updated : 2017.06.02 17:41

[Newsmaker] THAAD scandal sullies duo’s decorated career

During the previous Park Geun-hye administration, most high-profile decisions about national security were led by two former Army generals: Han Min-koo and Kim Kwan-jin. Kim was first defense minist...

Updated : 2017.06.01 16:08

Six KF-16 jets to join Red Flag air combat drills in Alaska

Six KF-16 fighter jets of South Korea headed to the US state of Alaska on Thursday to take part in a multinational air combat training led by Pacific Air Forces. The KF-16s took off at around 5:30 a...

Updated : 2017.06.01 11:47