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Korea to hold anti-piracy drill

South Korea will hold an anti-piracy drill in waters off the southern coast ahead of the dispatch of a 4,500-ton destroyer to Somalia, the maritime ministry said Thursday. South Korea Navy's Daejoyo...

Updated : 2017.04.20 14:58

Military reasserts N. Korea is 'enemy' amid political row

South Korea's defense ministry said Thursday that North Korea is clearly the country's enemy, although it has formally jettisoned the politically sensitive expression "main enemy." A longstanding co...

Updated : 2017.04.20 14:29

Hwang orders military to stand ready for 'immediate response' to NK provocation

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday ordered the military to strengthen its readiness posture for an "immediate" response to any North Korean provocation. His ...

Updated : 2017.04.20 11:18

Defense chief urges more real combat training

South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo on Wednesday stressed the importance of real combat training for his troops as he visited the Army's major battle training field. "It's the military's natur...

Updated : 2017.04.19 16:48

US aircraft carrier expected to reach Korean waters in late April: source

A US Navy strike group led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson has finally started moving toward the Korean Peninsula after finishing joint exercises off Australia, a South Korean military source...

Updated : 2017.04.19 10:56

Carl Vinson strike group isn't heading directly to Korea: reports

WASHINGTON -- A US Navy strike group led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was thousands of miles away from the Korean Peninsula over the weekend despite widespread belief it would be in the re...

Updated : 2017.04.19 09:03

S. Korea, Japan reaffirm defense ties against N. Korea

South Korea's Vice Defense Minister Hwang In-moo met Tuesday with Japan's top envoy here, mainly to discuss the North Korea issue, his ministry said. In the 30-minute talks with Amb. Yasumasa Nagami...

Updated : 2017.04.18 17:45

Korea's warships to have new missiles for ground targets

South Korea has completed the development of new tactical ship-to-ground guided missiles which would enhance its ability to strike North Korea's key military equipment and facilities, the country's a...

Updated : 2017.04.18 10:31

Civic group to file petition against Army chief over alleged hunt for gay soldiers

A civic group said Monday it will file a petition with the national human rights watchdog over allegations the Army chief ordered the military to hunt down homosexual soldiers. The Center for Milita...

Updated : 2017.04.17 20:31

Defense ministry to create cybersecurity tech team

South Korea's defense ministry said Monday it plans to create a cybersecurity technology team and a multilateral security department in an organizational change. It would instead abolish a culture p...

Updated : 2017.04.17 15:53

Ministry: no change in THAAD deployment schedule

South Korea's defense ministry affirmed Monday that there is no change in its plan to deploy an advanced US missile defense system here as early as possible. It was responding to speculation that So...

Updated : 2017.04.17 11:39

Korean, US air forces hold joint exercise

Around 1,000 US airmen and fighter jets have teamed up with South Korea's Air Force in a joint combat training to ensure their readiness against North Korea's provocations, the Pacific Command announ...

Updated : 2017.04.17 10:40

Korean soldier dies during joint military exercise with US

PAJU -- A South Korean soldier has died after a tank plunged from a bridge during a joint drill with the United States, the military said Sunday. The tank fell under the bridge at a training field i...

Updated : 2017.04.16 14:00

Korea in final phase of developing low-tier missile defense system: official

South Korea is in the final phase of developing an indigenous low-tier missile defense system to better cope with North Korea's growing missile threats, a military official here said Sunday. All tes...

Updated : 2017.04.16 10:47

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