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Military to stop sending draft notices to missing people

The South Korean military will stop sending conscription letters to citizens reported missing, said the Military Manpower Administration on Wednesday. The military vowed to update its conscription leg...

Updated : 2017.07.26 17:26

Defense chief vows stronger alliance with US

South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo on Wednesday emphasized the need for closer cooperation with the United States to handle security risks on the peninsula.During an introductory meeting wit...

Updated : 2017.07.26 14:08

[Exclusive] US initially proposed 9 THAAD launchers: source

The US initially proposed deploying nine launchers of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile shield, instead of the typical six for one battery, during its consultations with South Korea last...

Updated : 2017.07.25 18:31

Seoul’s push for stronger missiles could irk China again: experts

  South Korea’s push for stronger ballistic missiles may boost its deterrence capability against North Korea, but it would require a renegotiation of a military pact with the US and may prompt oppo...

Updated : 2017.07.25 18:12

Korea to join US Air Force drill

A C-130H transport plane from South Korea's Air Force left for the United States on Tuesday to join a multinational exercise.The Air Force said it is also sending 30 service members to the inaugural M...

Updated : 2017.07.25 10:16

US to carry out another THAAD test soon

The United States will soon carry out another test of its THAAD missile defense system, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday, amid heightened concerns about North Korea's missile and nuclear capabilities....

Updated : 2017.07.25 09:37

Korea pushes to revise missile guidelines to load up to 1 ton of warheads

The South Korean government is pushing to revise the missile guidelines developed with the United States to double the maximum weight of warheads on Seoul's ballistic missiles from the current 500 kil...

Updated : 2017.07.24 22:02

Korea's military reaches out to Africa

South Korea plans to hold working-level talks with Ethiopia and Uganda this week on promoting bilateral military partnerships, the Ministry of National Defense said Monday.A government delegation, led...

Updated : 2017.07.24 10:00

Defense Ministry seeks to overhaul cyber and security commands

South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense plans to overhaul the cyber and security commands that have been under criticism for excessive oversight on civilian and military affairs during past conser...

Updated : 2017.07.23 16:17

Foreign ministry to draw up road map for cybersecurity

Korea's foreign ministry will soon craft a mid-term plan to beef up cybersecurity measures, an official said Sunday.The move comes as government offices and other public agencies here face growing cyb...

Updated : 2017.07.23 09:10

THAAD radiation probe canceled: ministry

The South Korean government has dropped a plan to conduct an on-site survey this week on THAAD electromagnetic radiation joined by local residents, an official said Friday.There have been public conce...

Updated : 2017.07.21 11:08

Debate brews over Moon’s plan to cut mandatory military service

President Moon Jae-in’s plan to reduce conscripted soldiers’ mandatory military service sparked debate Thursday, amid growing concerns over a shortage of young draftees and North Korea’s escalating...

Updated : 2017.07.20 18:11

KAI CEO quits, defense industry fears exports will fall

The chief executive of Korea Aerospace Industries offered to resign Thursday as the prosecutorial probe into the country’s sole aircraft manufacturer is expected to further expand on President Moon J...

Updated : 2017.07.20 17:54

Korean troops in Lebanon mark 10th anniversary of operation

A contingent of South Korean troops in Lebanon commemorated the 10th anniversary of deployment there this week, military authorities in Seoul said Thursday. South Korean troops in Lebanon conduct a re...

Updated : 2017.07.20 10:07

Korean defense chief vows stronger alliance with US

South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo assured the leader of American troops here Wednesday that he will place top priority on bolstering the time-honored alliance against North Korea's saber-ra...

Updated : 2017.07.19 15:05