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Possibility of US redeploying tactical nukes in South Korea fuels fresh controversy

The possibility of the United States redeploying tactical nuclear weapons on South Korean soil to counter North Korea’s evolving military threat is expected to fuel a fresh debate on national defens...

Updated : 2017.03.05 20:35

S. Korea, US hold training to counter NK weapons of mass destruction

South Korea and the United States conducted a joint exercise last month to seize and destroy North Korean weapons of mass destruction, according to the US military. More than 400 soldiers, including...

Updated : 2017.03.03 15:42

THAAD to be installed as planned: acting president

South Korea will push forward with the installation of an advanced US missile defense system despite objections raised by China, Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said Friday "The de...

Updated : 2017.03.03 10:31

F-35B stealth fighter to join S. Korea-US joint drill: sources

The US Air Force's F-35B stealth fighter will take part in the ongoing Foal Eagle joint exercise with South Korea to hone its precision strike capabilities, military officials familiar with the matte...

Updated : 2017.03.02 13:33

S. Korea, Finland defense chiefs to hold talks on ties, deals

The defense chiefs of South Korea and Finland held talks in Seoul on Thursday to enhance bilateral defense relations, military officials said. Defense Minister Han Min-koo and his Finnish counterpar...

Updated : 2017.03.02 10:00

Allies’ security chiefs vow prompt THAAD deployment

The security chiefs of South Korea and the US on Wednesday vowed to accelerate bilateral efforts to station an advanced US missile defense system here, as the allies kicked off a joint annual militar...

Updated : 2017.03.01 18:14

Korea, US reaffirm THAAD deployment in national security advisers' phone talks

The national security advisers of South Korea and the United States held their first phone conversation Wednesday and pledged to carry out the deployment of a US missile defense system here as planne...

Updated : 2017.03.01 14:44

Korea, US defense chiefs vow to fight against any attack

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis assured South Korea that any attack on the United States and its allies will be defeated, as the two allies kicked off an annual joint military exercise sure to dra...

Updated : 2017.03.01 10:17

Military, Lotte conclude land swap contract for THAAD

South Korea’s military and Lotte Group on Tuesday officially signed a contract to exchange the land needed to station a US missile defense system here, boosting efforts to accelerate the deployment ...

Updated : 2017.02.28 18:15

S. Korea calls THAAD installation self-defense against NK threats

South Korea reiterated on Tuesday that the planned installment of an advanced US missile defense system on its oil is a "self-defense" measure against North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threat...

Updated : 2017.02.28 16:54

S. Korea, US to begin joint exercise Wednesday amid NK tensions

South Korea and the United States plan to kick off an annual joint military exercise Wednesday amid heightening tensions following the North's recent missile test and the death of its leader's half b...

Updated : 2017.02.28 15:42

US Air Force in Korea conducts quarterly exercise

The US Air Force in South Korea is conducting a weeklong combat exercise amid growing threats from North Korea, the US Forces Korea said Monday. Aircraft and personnel assigned to the 51st Fighter W...

Updated : 2017.02.27 15:42

N. Korea operating regiment-level biochemical weapons unit: military

South Korea's military said Monday that Pyongyang is presumed to be operating a regiment-level biochemical weapons unit, highlighting the need for the country to be prepared for unconventional attack...

Updated : 2017.02.27 15:35

S. Korea needs to accelerate THAAD installation to minimize damage: expert

South Korea needs to speed up its planned installment of a US advanced anti-missile system on its soil in a bid to minimize any damage stemming from China's strong opposition, a local expert said Mon...

Updated : 2017.02.27 14:50

Military reiterates no changes in THAAD deployment this year

The military reiterated Monday that the advanced US missile defense system will be deployed in South Korea as planned to counter missile threats from North Korea. South Korea's Defense Ministry spok...

Updated : 2017.02.27 11:32