U.S. Republican senator reaffirms strong Seoul-Washington alliance: Seoul

The Korea Herald > National > Defense

Military to send underperforming medics to 'unfavorable' spots

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Monday it has created a new clause in its personnel management regulation that will involve relocating medical officers evaluated to be neglectful or dismissive of...

Updated : 2016.05.30 16:48

More than half of senior Army officers overweight: study

More than half of South Korea's senior Army officers are either obese or overweight, many of them gaining weight with age and because of their career-related lifestyle, a study showed Monday.Based on body mass index, 34.9 percent were found to be obese while 25.9 percent were assessed as o...

Updated : 2016.05.30 10:52

S. Korean Navy's Aegis destroyers to get upgraded missile launch systems

South Korean Navy's Aegis destroyers will get an upgraded missile launch system that will allow them to intercept North Korean ballistic missiles, a government source said Sunday.The Navy is moving to install new vertical missile launch systems on its three King Sejong the Great class ship...

Updated : 2016.05.29 17:14

N.K. hacking style found in recent attack on Air Force website: source

A recent hacking attempt on South Korea's Air Force's website apparently used methods mostly employed by North Korean hackers, a military source said Friday, raising suspicion that Pyongyang might have been behind the cyberattack.Military authorities have been conducting an investigation i...

Updated : 2016.05.27 11:43

Trump brought up S. Korea nuclear armament suggestion as 'negotiating point': Sessions

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brought up the suggestion of allowing South Korea and Japan to develop their own nuclear weapons "as a negotiating point," a senator considered the top foreign policy adviser to Trump said Thursday.Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said in an intervie...

Updated : 2016.05.27 09:39

U.S. senator proposes to call for THAAD deployment in defense budget bill

A U.S. senator proposed Thursday that next year's defense budget bill include calls for deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea to beef up defense against growing nuclear and missile threats from North Korea.Sen. Cory Gardner, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations ...

Updated : 2016.05.27 09:37

Seoul considers cyber reserve force to counter N. Korean threat

South Korea's defense and technology ministries on Thursday discussed the feasibility of creating a cybersecurity reserve force in preparation for a national network emergency.The idea was raised at a senior-level meeting between the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Science...

Updated : 2016.05.26 13:32

Military exercise conducted to counter N.K. maritime attack

The South Korean Navy and Air Force on Thursday conducted a joint firing exercise in the country's waters off its east coast in a bid to boost their capacity to hit North Korean warships with guided missiles, military officials said.The drill involved South Korea's warships and planes' con...

Updated : 2016.05.26 13:30

Upgraded model of Apache choppers deployed in Korea

South Korea has deployed the latest upgraded model of Apache helicopters, which are expected to enhance its overall combat capability, the country's defense procurement agency said Thursday.According to the Defense Acquisition Procurement Administration, four AH-64E Guardians were delivere...

Updated : 2016.05.26 11:39

Defense minister to attend regional summit to discuss NK nuclear, regional issues

South Korea's defense chief will leave for Singapore early next month to attend a regional security meeting where he will exchange views on North Korea's nuclear provocation and other mutual issues, Seoul's officials said Wednesday.Defense Minister Han Min-koo will join the Asia Security S...

Updated : 2016.05.25 15:41

Korea to buy weaponry worth 3.5 tln won this year

South Korea's defense procurement agency said Wednesday it plans to import arms worth about 3.5 trillion won ($3 billion) this year in a bid to enhance its defense capabilities.South Korea plans to spend about 9 percent of this year's defense budget of 38.8 trillion won to buy weaponry fro...

Updated : 2016.05.25 14:27

Air Force website experiencing problems due to hacking

South Korea’s Air Force website has been experiencing problems for 13 days due to an unidentified hacking attack, local officials said Wednesday.An official said the Air Force suspended its website operations from the early morning of May 12 when malicious code was found in it.The Air For...

Updated : 2016.05.25 13:18

U.S. defense budget bill calls for support for Air Force's seismic

A U.S. Senate defense budget bill for next year calls for setting aside US$7.5 million to strengthen the Air Force's seismic technologies program to better detect nuclear tests, congressional records showed Tuesday.The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 authorizes the ...

Updated : 2016.05.25 09:08

Korea seeks military ties with African countries

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday it will seek military cooperation with African countries during President Park Geun-hye’s upcoming visit to the continent.Boosting relations with Uganda, ...

Updated : 2016.05.24 17:27

Korea eyes military cooperation with African countries

South Korea plans to seek ways to increase military cooperation with Africa as President Park Geun-hye embarks on her trip to three African countries including Uganda this week, a government official said Tuesday.Seoul's move will help weaken North Korea's military network with Africa and ...

Updated : 2016.05.24 10:43