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[Graphic News] Changes of conscription term

The Defense Ministry has embarked on its review on the military reform plan from President Moon Jae-in, who pledged during the election campaign to shorten the period of conscription from the current...

Updated : 2017.05.14 18:01

Military prepares for defense reform measures

South Korea's defense ministry said Friday it has started working-level preparations for the implementation of reform measures proposed by President Moon Jae-in during his campaign. "With regard to ...

Updated : 2017.05.12 13:18

S. Korea's military strength ranks 11th in world

South Korea remained 11th in the world in terms of military strength this year, ahead of North Korea at 23rd, an annual military power index showed. The South had a firepower index of 0.2804, right ...

Updated : 2017.05.11 21:53

Trump severely berates McMaster over THAAD deployment in Korea: report

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump severely berated National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster for undermining his efforts to get South Korea to pay for the THAAD missile defense system deployed to...

Updated : 2017.05.10 06:27

US warship collides with South Korea’s fishing vessel

A United States warship collided with a South Korean fishing vessel in the East Sea on Tuesday, while conducting a joint military drill, the two countries’ militaries said. US cruiser USS Lake Cham...

Updated : 2017.05.09 22:38

Military keeps vigilance ahead of presidential polls

South Korea's defense authorities said Monday they are maintaining a heightened state of alert against a possible provocation by North Korea on the eve of the presidential election here. In recent m...

Updated : 2017.05.08 11:33

Marine Corps commander inspects war readiness at front-line units

South Korea's Marine Corps commander inspected front-line troops near the tense maritime border Thursday and stressed any provocations by North Korea will be met with bold retaliations. "Commander, ...

Updated : 2017.05.04 15:11

US Special Operations Command training actively to ensure readiness for NK contingencies: commander

WASHINGTON -- The US Special Operations Command is training actively to ensure readiness for contingency operations in North Korea, where its capabilities to counter weapons of mass destruction could...

Updated : 2017.05.04 09:35

Is THAAD part of global US missile defense?

A top US commander was found Wednesday to have said the country is working to create a “fully-integrated” regional missile defense scheme that includes South Korea, fueling controversy over the dep...

Updated : 2017.05.03 16:38

N. Korea says detained American man for carrying out 'criminal acts'

North Korea said Wednesday that it has detained an American man for conducting "criminal acts of hostility" aimed at overturning the country. The man identified as Kim Sang-dok was arrested at Pyong...

Updated : 2017.05.03 16:26

Seoul denies report about knowledge of US earlier request for financing THAAD

South Korea did not have any prior knowledge that the US might charge it for the deployment of a new missile shield, Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday, as controversy escalated here over US President Donald...

Updated : 2017.05.02 15:26

Korea to hold counter-terror drills this month

The South Korean government will hold counter-terror drills later this month as part of its preparations for the upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup, Seoul officials said Tuesday. (Yonhap) The drills will...

Updated : 2017.05.02 12:36

THAAD in operation against N. Korean missiles: USFK

American troops in South Korea confirmed Tuesday that their advanced missile defense system, called THAAD, has been put into operation despite controversies over its deployment here and cost. "US Fo...

Updated : 2017.05.02 10:13

USFK veterans to launch fraternity for alliance

South Korea said Tuesday former and current US Forces Korea service members will launch a new fraternity association in Washington DC this week after years of preparations, adding it would be the lar...

Updated : 2017.05.02 09:53

THAAD in S. Korea is now operational: report

WASHINGTON -- The US THAAD missile defense system installed in South Korea is now operational, a US defense official was quoted Monday as saying. "It has reached initial intercept capability," the u...

Updated : 2017.05.02 07:50