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US Stryker team participates in joint drills in Korea

Thousands of US rapid response troops, including the Stryker team, are taking part in a joint exercise in South Korea, the US military said Wednesday, as tensions run high on the peninsula amid North...

Updated : 2017.03.29 10:43

S. Korea, US practice destroying N. Korean chemical weapons

South Korea and the United States recently conducted a joint exercise on destroying North Korean chemical weapons, officials said Sunday. The US Forces Korea said the two nations practiced removing ...

Updated : 2017.03.26 10:24

US Aegis destroyer visits Jeju naval base for first time

SEOGUIPO -- A US Aegis destroyer visited South Korea's naval base on the southern resort island of Jeju on Saturday, becoming the first foreign warship to visit the base since it opened in February l...

Updated : 2017.03.25 19:28

Think tank proposes defense budget increase to deter N. Korea

South Korea's state-run think tank on diplomacy on Saturday called for a temporary hike in the nation's defense budget to secure sufficient deterrence against North Korea's nuclear weapons program. ...

Updated : 2017.03.25 15:19

US stealth fighters carry out precision bombing drill in Korea

Several F-35B stealth fighter jets conducted bombing practice on the Korean Peninsula earlier this week in support of joint training between South Korean and US marines, military authorities and sour...

Updated : 2017.03.25 13:13

US fighter's fuel tanks fall on Saemangeum lake

A US Air Force fighter in training in the skies over South Korea's southwestern coast jettisoned two fuel tanks due to an emergency earlier this week, US military officials said Friday. The fuel tan...

Updated : 2017.03.24 11:45

Korean military under political attack over NK missile info

South Korea's defense ministry came under fire Thursday for its alleged failure to disclose information promptly on North Korea's missile launch the previous day, which apparently ended in failure. ...

Updated : 2017.03.23 14:54

Korea, France to discuss military partnership this week

South Korea and France will hold senior-level military talks this week on ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation on regional and global security issues, Seoul's defense ministry said Thursday. Wee...

Updated : 2017.03.23 11:00

S. Korea vigilant against N. Korea's ICBM, nuke test

North Korea is highly likely to fire more missiles in the coming weeks as its military prepares to wrap up months of winter training, defense officials and experts here said Thursday. "Chances are h...

Updated : 2017.03.23 09:47

B-1B bomber holds attack drill in Korea

A US strategic bomber trained with South Korean fighter jets Wednesday over the peninsula, sending a strong warning message to North Korea, according to the allies. They said the B-1B conducted an i...

Updated : 2017.03.22 16:07

US nuclear submarine joins combined exercise in Korea

A fast-attack nuclear-powered US submarine has joined an annual combined military exercise in South Korea in the latest show of force against North Korea, a defense source here said Tuesday. "The US...

Updated : 2017.03.21 17:17

Korean military says hacking threats growing

Hacking attempts on the South Korean military's computer networks have markedly increased this month amid strained ties with China and North Korea's continued belligerence, the defense authorities sa...

Updated : 2017.03.21 14:36

Defense minister declares no retreat on national security issues

South Korea's Defense Minister Han Min-koo stressed Monday there will be no "compromise or concession" on issues directly related to national security when inspecting the ongoing annual combined mili...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:02

67 damage claims over THAAD filed: KITA

South Korea's trade association said Sunday that some 67 cases of complaints have been filed by local firms who reported they have been hurt by China's trade restrictions in the wake of Seoul's deplo...

Updated : 2017.03.19 15:30

Carl Vinson arrives in Busan for joint military drills

The US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrived at a port in Busan on Wednesday to take part in the annual military drills by Seoul and Washington in a naval show of force against Nor...

Updated : 2017.03.15 18:17