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U.S. base to relocate as planned, minister says

South Korea and the United States will relocate the U.S. military headquarters in Seoul to south of the capital as planned because it is “a pledge to the people,” Seoul‘s defense chief said Tuesday. In 2004, the allies agreed to relocate the Yongsan Garrison, the sprawling U.S. military...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:56

U.S. military base relocation to go ahead as planned: S. Korea

South Korea and the United States will relocate the U.S. military headquarters in Seoul to south of the capital as planned because it is "a pledge to the people," Seoul's defense chief said Tuesday. In 2004, the allies agreed to relocate the Yongsan Garrison, the sprawling U.S. military he...

Updated : 2014.07.29 15:45

N. Korea has world’s largest submarine fleet: U.S. media

North Korea possesses the world’s largest number of submarines, followed by the U.S., according to a U.S. online media outlet.Business Insider said that the North has a total of 78 regular and midget submarines, while the U.S. has 72 submarines. Its analysis is based on data from the Glob...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:07

‘U.S. has yet to request THAAD deployment’

The U.S. has yet to make any official request to South Korea regarding the deployment of its global missile defense system to the peninsula, Seoul’s Ambassador to Moscow Wi Sung-lac said in a media interview last week.In the interview with Russia’s Interfax news agency, Wi reiterated Seo...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:05

Two draftees on watch list commit suicide

Two Army privates who were on the military's list of soldiers "requiring extra care" have died after apparent suicides, the Army said Monday, sounding an alarm for the country's troop management.A 21-year-old private, identified only by his surname Park, was found hanged in a restroom of h...

Updated : 2014.07.28 17:08

USFK chief blasts N.K. missile launches

PANMUNJEOM ― U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti on Sunday lambasted North Korea for recently launching a series of missiles and rockets in breach of the U.N. Security Council resolut...

Updated : 2014.07.27 20:04

N. Korea bolsters cyberwarfare capabilities

This is the fourth installment in a series of articles delving into cybersecurity challenges facing South Korea and the world, and global efforts to tide them over. ― Ed.With outmoded fighter jets, w...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:53

Gov't to revise mental evaluation of potential draftees

The state military manpower agency said Sunday it will strengthen psychological evaluations for potential draftees as part of efforts to weed out those who are unfit for service and better manage its recruits.All South Korean men are required to go through a physical checkup and psychologi...

Updated : 2014.07.27 15:48

U.S. dismisses Russian concern about THAAD system in S. Korea

The United States said Thursday an advanced missile defense battery it plans to deploy to South Korea is not aimed at Russia, after Moscow expressed concern that the system would negatively affect the regional situation and provoke an arms race.The U.S. military plans to bring a Terminal H...

Updated : 2014.07.25 10:44

U.S. to spend $5.8b on missile defense for five years

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― The United States plans to spend about $5.8 billion over the next five years on a missile defense program designed to intercept incoming warheads from countries like North Korea, according to the Congressional Budget Office.In a report made public Tuesday, the budget...

Updated : 2014.07.23 20:14

N.K. warns of retaliation against S. Korea, U.S.

North Korea warned of retaliatory military actions against South Korea and the U.S. on Sunday, denouncing the allies’ criticism of its recent missile launches and artillery drills.The North’s powerful National Defense Commission argued that the launches were not provocations as the allie...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:29

Army chief urges reform after shooting spree

The Army chief called Monday for thorough reform efforts in the wake of last month’s deadly shooting spree at a border outpost, vowing to make his organization stronger and more efficient, the Army headquarters said. Gen. Kwon Oh-sung made the remark during the Army’s biannual commander ...

Updated : 2014.07.21 20:28

‘N.K. cyberaggression has no parallel’

The level of North Korea’s cyberaggression towards South Korea has no parallel, a U.S. security expert said, underscoring the need for the South to dedicate sufficient resources to enhancing its cybe...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:45

‘Self-understanding key to curbing cyberthreats’

This is the third installment in a series of articles delving into cybersecurity challenges facing South Korea and the world, and global efforts to tide them over. ― Ed. One of the most fundamental y...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:31

Hagel holds first conversation with S. Korea's new defense chief

South Korea's new Defense Minister Han Min-koo and U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held their first conversation by phone on Saturday and discussed the alliance between the two countries, the Pentagon said.Hagel congratulated Han on his appointment, saying he looks forward to working...

Updated : 2014.07.20 14:35