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N.K. puts artillery on reverse slope

North Korea has recently repositioned its 170 millimeter-caliber self-propelled howitzers in a frontline unit on the reverse slope, enhancing their survivability and further escalating artillery threats to South Korea, a government source said Sunday.Hidden in mountain caves or tunnels, th...

Updated : 2015.08.02 17:33

Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen traced to N.Korea: official

Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels in recent months came from North Korea, a South Korean intelligence official said Wednesday, in the latest case that illustrated North Korea's support for the weapons programs of some countries in the Middle East.Saudi Arabia has shot ...

Updated : 2015.07.29 20:44

Faulty K-11 rifle line to get major upgrade by end-2016

South Korea will complete a major upgrade on the home-grown dual-barrel K-11 rifle by the end of 2016, the head of the state defense development agency said Wednesday, after the use of the Army assault rifle was suspended last year due to a glitch in the shooting control system."(We) are p...

Updated : 2015.07.29 20:43

Anthrax panel to conduct on-site survey

South Korea and the U.S. will conduct a joint on-site investigation at the U.S.’ Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, next Thursday, as their initial step to probe the accidental shipment ...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:42

Two Koreas mark armistice agreement

Over in the South, descendants of veterans who fought in the Korean War participate in a ceremony marking the 62nd anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement and U.N. Forces Participation Day a...

Updated : 2015.07.27 19:08

N.K. rocket threats escalate

North Korea’s recent deployment of four multiple rocket launchers on a border island is raising questions whether South Korea is sufficiently prepared to handle threats from these rockets and other a...

Updated : 2015.07.26 17:27

Ruling party chief thanks U.S. veterans of Korean War

The chief of South Korea's ruling party met with U.S. veterans of the Korean War Saturday and thanked them for their service to the bilateral alliance.Kim Moo-sung, chairman of the Saenuri Party, arrived in the U.S. capital earlier in the day on a nine-day visit that will also take him to ...

Updated : 2015.07.26 15:33

Korea vows full probe into U.S. anthrax accident

South Korea’s Defense Ministry pledged Friday to “promptly and exhaustively” investigate the U.S. military’s accidental shipment of a live anthrax sample to a U.S. base here, after the Pentagon re...

Updated : 2015.07.24 17:02

Death penalty sought on Army sergeant over bloody shooting rampage

Military prosecutors sought capital punishment for an Army sergeant on Tuesday for killing and wounding a dozen unarmed fellow soldiers in a shooting rampage at a military outpost near the tensely-guarded eastern border with North Korea last year.The 23-year-old conscript, surnamed Lim, de...

Updated : 2015.07.21 21:02

N.K. SLBM test ‘destabilizing’: U.S. commander

North Korea’s perceived ambition to develop a submarine-launched ballistic missile is “destabilizing” the region, a top U.S. Navy official said Monday, warning its lack of transparency would stoke ...

Updated : 2015.07.20 18:56

U.S. Pacific Fleet commander in Seoul

Adm. Scott Swift. (U.S. Navy)Adm. Scott Swift, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, arrived in Seoul on Sunday for a three-day visit, as part of his first inspection tour of the Asia-Pacific since...

Updated : 2015.07.19 18:08

S. Korea's top nuclear envoy to travel to China

Seoul's top nuclear envoy will travel to China on Sunday for meetings with his counterpart and experts on Korea, the foreign ministry said.  Hwang Joon-kook will be in Shanghai until Tuesday and visit Beijing from Tuesday to Friday for talks with university scholars, think tank researche...

Updated : 2015.07.19 09:40

China conducts 8-day military drills in Yellow Sea

China has launched regular military exercises in the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Strait, according to China's military newspaper on Saturday. The Chinese People's Liberation Army's Daily, the Chinese military's official newspaper, reported that eight days of "military missions" had begun on F...

Updated : 2015.07.18 15:14

U.S. approves foreign military sale for S. Korea's KF-16 upgrade project for $2.5 bln

The United States approved a possible foreign military sale to South Korea for a project to upgrade the country's aging fleet of KF-16 fighter jets for an estimated cost of $2.5 billion (2.86 trillion won), a U.S. defense agency said Wednesday.The cost estimate is about 1 trillion won high...

Updated : 2015.07.16 09:38

U.S. official says troop cut could affect USFK

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― The U.S. Army’s troop reduction, driven by budget constraints, could ultimately affect South Korea, even though American troops levels in the Asian ally will remain the same in the first round, an Army official said Thursday.Earlier in the day, the Army announced fo...

Updated : 2015.07.10 19:54