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Military to spend W246.5b on cybersecurity over 5 years

South Korea's defense ministry said Friday it will earmark 246.5 billion won ($218 million) to enhance its cybersecurity over five years to fend off growing threats from North Korean hackers. The mi...

Updated : 2017.04.14 15:22

Korea to fully reinforce defense system in 5 years

South Korea will lease several military spy satellites from a foreign country next year and speed up the improvement of its combat power against North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, the Ministr...

Updated : 2017.04.14 15:06

Hwang warns of NK provocations ahead of its key anniversary events

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday ordered the military to maintain a full readiness posture against "highly possible" provocations by the North ahead of its ...

Updated : 2017.04.13 20:34

Korea's new Marine Corps chief stresses combat spirit

The new commander of South Korea's Marine Corps took office on Thursday calling on his 30,000 troops to be ready to "mercilessly retaliate" against North Korea's provocations. In a change-of-command...

Updated : 2017.04.13 15:42

Tillerson says Carl Vinson carries 'no particular objective'

WASHINGTON -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group heading to the Korean Peninsula has "no particular objective in its current course....

Updated : 2017.04.13 10:08

White hackers gather in Korea to show defense skill

Hundreds of white hackers and cybersecurity experts from both home and abroad gathered in South Korea to reinforce and show off their skills against hacking attacks. The Codegate 2017 International ...

Updated : 2017.04.12 17:51

JCS chief, USFK commander inspect logistics drills

Gen. Lee Sun-jin, chairman of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Wednesday inspected a combined logistics training with US forces under way on the southeastern coast of the peninsula, the JCS sa...

Updated : 2017.04.12 10:26

US to consider Korean seas as site for regional disaster relief drill

The United States Navy will consider South Korean seas as a place to host Pacific Partnership, a US-led annual regional exercise for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, if invited by the Sou...

Updated : 2017.04.11 15:45

USFK commander to skip hearings in DC amid tensions in Korea

Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the top commander of US Forces Korea, has decided to skip upcoming congressional hearings in Washington DC to stay focused on his duty here amid increased tensions over North ...

Updated : 2017.04.11 14:57

Korea names new Marine Corps commander

South Korea on Monday announced the appointment of a new Marine Corps commander while delaying the regular reshuffling of other top military officers until after the May presidential election. Lt. G...

Updated : 2017.04.10 13:00

US strike group sails toward Korean Peninsula

Following the missile strike on a Syrian government air base, the US has sent a strike group toward the Korean Peninsula to bolster Washington’s presence in the region, as North Korea appears closer...

Updated : 2017.04.09 16:15

Military pushing to deploy drones for air base defense

The South Korean Air Force is pushing to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles to better defend its air bases across the country, officials said Sunday. The Air Force has recently commissioned a research ...

Updated : 2017.04.09 10:42

Korea to put off military post reshuffling till after presidential election

The South Korean military said Friday it will postpone the regular reshuffling of its top commanders until after the country's presidential elections slated for May 9. The military usually carries o...

Updated : 2017.04.07 16:44

S. Korea succeeds in test of 800 km-range new missile: source

South Korea has successfully test-launched a new 800-kilometer range ballistic missile that can reach anywhere in North Korea, defense sources said Thursday. It could send another strong warning mes...

Updated : 2017.04.06 11:19

Korea, US to hold massive joint artillery drills this month

South Korea and the US will perform a set of massive joint artillery drills here this month to hone their combined capability to retaliate against provocations by North Korea, the defense ministry sa...

Updated : 2017.04.06 11:18