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S. Korea, U.S. to wrap up joint drill this week

South Korea and the United States are to complete their annual joint military drill Foal Eagle this week, officials here said Thursday, amid Pyongyang's continued threat of retaliation.The allies' field training exercise kicked off on March 2 aimed at improving the combined forces' operati...

Updated : 2015.04.23 15:59

Military seeks to diversify rations menu

The South Korean military is seeking to diversify the menu for its meal-ready-to-eat packages to meet the tastes of young conscripts, Army officials said Wednesday.Currently, there are 11 different MREs, but the military hopes to increase that number to 36. The military will hold a public ...

Updated : 2015.04.22 19:00

China scholar warns of more nuclear warheads if THAAD deployed in S. Korea

China could increase its nuclear warheads if an advanced U.S. missile-defense system is deployed in South Korea, a Chinese scholar warned. Teng Jianqun, a senior researcher at the state-run China Institute of International Studies, has also said the possible deployment of the Terminal High...

Updated : 2015.04.22 11:47

S. Korea, Uzbekistan to boost defense ties

South Korea and Uzbekistan agreed Tuesday to expand cooperation in military education and personnel exchange.South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo and his Uzbek counterpart, Kabul Berdiev, signed the memorandum of understanding on promoting bilateral partnerships following their talks ...

Updated : 2015.04.21 14:51

S. Korea, Peru vow to cooperate in trainer jet project

President Park Geun-hye and her Peruvian counterpart, Ollanta Humala, vowed Monday to continue to cooperate in Peru's advanced trainer jet project, a move that could raise the prospects of a South Korean defense firm winning a lucrative deal.The move "is designed to further expand mutual c...

Updated : 2015.04.21 10:36

Ministry to invest W9 trillion to deter N.K. nuke, missiles

Ministry to invest W9 trillion to deter N.K. nuke, missilesBy Song Sang-ho The Defense Ministry plans to spend nearly 9 trillion won ($8.31 billion) from 2016-2020 to secure military capabilities to detect and destroy North Korea’s nuclear arms and ballistic missiles, amid escalating secu...

Updated : 2015.04.20 19:31

Enlisted soldiers allowed to use smartphones

The military will allow enlisted soldiers to rent and use mobile phones at post exchanges or outside military installations as part of efforts to help them better communicate with family and friends, welfare officials said Monday.The Ministry of National Defense’s Welfare Agency said from...

Updated : 2015.04.20 19:28

N. Korea likely to launch missiles, drills: Seoul

North Korea will likely launch missiles and large-scale military drills for its military foundation day later this month, South Korea's defense ministry said Monday.The North is also capable of conducting a nuclear test with little preparation at its nuke test site at Punggye-ri in North K...

Updated : 2015.04.20 15:44

S. Korea to raise defense spending by 2020

South Korea said Monday it will sharply raise the defense budget over the next five years to beef up its capabilities against North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.The budget injection of 8.7 trillion won ($8.03 billion) is based on the assessment that Pyongyang is believed to have re...

Updated : 2015.04.20 14:20

THAAD 'litmus test' for S. Korea-U.S. alliance: report

The potential deployment of a THAAD missile defense unit to South Korea has become a "litmus test" for how Seoul is aligned between Washington and Beijing, according to a U.S. congressional report.The Congressional Research Service made the point in a report published earlier this month an...

Updated : 2015.04.20 09:23

S. Korea warns against N. Korea's nuke pursuit

South Korea bashed North Korea on Friday for its renewed pledge to cling to its nuclear weapons program, saying it would deal sternly with the communist nation's provocative act.The response by Seoul's defense ministry came after Hyon Yong-chol, the chief of Pyongyang's People's Armed Forc...

Updated : 2015.04.17 14:43

U.S. in discussions about potential THAAD deployment to S. Korea: Pacific commander

The United States is in discussions about a potential deployment of the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea to counter North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, the U.S. Pacific commander said Thursday.  Adm. Samuel Locklear made the remark during a Senate Armed Services Committ...

Updated : 2015.04.17 09:16

N. Korea threatens S. Korea over THAAD deployment

North Korea threatened South Korea Thursday over the possible deployment of a U.S. anti-missile defense system in the South, saying it would only trigger an arms race between the Koreas.  A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea, a propaganda organ, issued a statement condem...

Updated : 2015.04.17 09:15

Korea, U.S. to devise plan to negate N.K. launchers

South Korea and the U.S. on Wednesday agreed to establish an operational plan to destroy North Korea’s road-mobile launchers to better cope with the communist regime’s evolving nuclear and missile t...

Updated : 2015.04.16 19:26

[News Focus] Questions raised over rotational U.S. forces

The increasing rotational presence of U.S. forces in South Korea is raising questions over whether their combat readiness would enhance deterrence against North Korea and whether their expeditionary n...

Updated : 2015.04.16 19:16