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[NEWS ANALYSIS] Launch shows NK SLBM advances

North Korea on Wednesday accomplished what is assessed to be the first successful firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile into the East Sea, in what appears to be an act of protest against on...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:07

Park visits front-line unit

President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday visited a front-line Army unit to offer her encouragement and to call for a robust readiness posture, her office Cheong Wa Dae said, amid a spike in tensions triggered by North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile launch and its menacing rhetori...

Updated : 2016.08.24 16:39

Korea convenes NSC session over NK SLBM launch

The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Wednesday held an emergency standing committee session of the National Security Council to discuss North Korea's submarine-launched ballistic missile launch. P...

Updated : 2016.08.24 09:40

NK fires SLBM, after threatening ‘nuclear strike’

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile into the East Sea, in what appears to be an act of protest against the ongoing annual joint drills held by South Korea and th...

Updated : 2016.08.24 08:51

Korean Army holds joint drill to counter possible N.K. terror attacks

The South Korean Army on Tuesday conducted a joint military drill with police, government officials and private experts to counter possible terrorist attacks by North Korea, officials said.South Korea's 2nd Operations Command said that the joint anti-terror exercise was conducted at a foot...

Updated : 2016.08.23 14:53

S. Korea urges more global efforts against N. Korea's WMD financing

A top South Korean financial regulator on Tuesday called on the international community to intensify joint efforts to fight against North Korea's financing for its weapons of mass destruction program."The steady growth of WMDs has been threatening the whole world. We are facing an imminent...

Updated : 2016.08.23 10:44

Rooting out false rumors priority in THAAD deployment: intelligence commission

The South Korean parliamentary intelligence body on Tuesday said easing the public's health concerns over the deployment of a US missile defense system must take top priority, adding the government's move to choose an alternative spot cannot end protests.Earlier this week, South Korea said...

Updated : 2016.08.23 10:42

Parliamentary speaker urges parties to overcome differences on THAAD

National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun on Tuesday said South Korean parties must overcome differences on the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in the country, adding the issue should not weigh on the unity of the political segment."Now is the moment to come up with a ...

Updated : 2016.08.23 10:23

Defense Ministry to review alternative site for THAAD

The Defense Ministry said Monday it will review alternative sites for the deployment of the advanced US missile defense system in Seongju, upon the county’s official request for a reconsideration ear...

Updated : 2016.08.22 16:30

Seoul, Washington kick off joint military drills

The South Korea and US militaries have commenced the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise that will continue through Sept. 2, the Combined Forces Command said Monday.A total of 50,000 South Korean t...

Updated : 2016.08.22 16:27

Korea to evaluate alternative site for THAAD deployment

South Korea's defense ministry on Monday said it will check alternative sites for the deployment of an advanced US missile defense system after residents of Seongju county formally requested that other locations be examined for suitability.The announcement came as residents living near a s...

Updated : 2016.08.22 15:08

S. Korea, U.S. kick off two-week joint military drill amid N. Korea's threats

South Korea and the United States kicked off their annual joint exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian on Monday to maintain their combined forces' readiness against North Korea's potential aggression amid Pyongyang's threats to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike.The allies' Combined Forces Comm...

Updated : 2016.08.22 14:02

Park warns of NK provocations, unrest

President Park Geun-hye on Monday warned of possible North Korean provocations, saying the likelihood of unrest in Pyongyang could rise amid signs of "serious cracks" in the communist regime.During a ...

Updated : 2016.08.22 11:15

Chinese military aircraft enter Korea's air defense area: source

Three Chinese military planes "briefly" flew into an overlapping air defense intensification zone of South Korea and China amid tensions between the two countries over Seoul's decision to place a missile defense system on its soil, a military source in Seoul said Monday.The Chinese planes,...

Updated : 2016.08.22 11:10

Residents’ group to request alternate location for THAAD

Residents of Seongju-gun, North Gyeongsang Province, on Sunday reached a consensus to request the Defense Ministry to consider an alternate spot other than the area's Seongsan-ri to locate the Termi...

Updated : 2016.08.21 18:01