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Japan says ready to dispatch Maritime Self-Defense Force to help rescue efforts

Japan is ready to dispatch its Maritime Self-Defense Force and coast guard to assist the search-and-rescue operation for the sunken ferry Sewol, Japanese Defense Minister Isunori Onodera said Friday.“...

Updated : 2014.04.18 19:33

S. Korean military begins excavating Korean War remains

The South Korean military has begun a seven-month project to excavate remains of fallen soldiers who fought in the 1950-53 Korean War, the defense ministry said Thursday.About 100,000 soldiers will dig out sites in 74 regions across the nation until the end of November to find remains of m...

Updated : 2014.04.17 10:34

Allies discuss timing of OPCON transfer

South Korea and the U.S. opened high-level defense talks Tuesday over an array of bilateral security issues, including the delay in the transfer of wartime operational control.Represented by Deputy Defense Minister Yoo Jeh-seung and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia David...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:41

[Graphic News] Global military spending drops in 2013 led by U.S. cut

Global arms investment in 2013 fell by 1.9 percent from the year before, mainly due to a sharp drop in military spending by the United States, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. According to the ann...

Updated : 2014.04.15 21:16

Seoul affirms crashed drones came from N.K.

Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Friday that the three drones, recently found in frontline regions, were “definitely” from North Korea, citing circumstantial evidence including their filming of South ...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:35

Hackers broke into defense research center: lawmaker

An opposition party lawmaker on Thursday claimed that foreign hacking groups had broken into computer systems of the state-run Agency for Defense Development and stolen military secrets.Rep. Kim Young-ju of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy said that the hackers impla...

Updated : 2014.04.10 21:06

Defense Ministry flounders over N.K. drone commotion

For security authorities, prudence and restraint are the most crucial virtues ― particularly when they are dealing with an unpredictable, provocative adversary like North Korea.But this week, South K...

Updated : 2014.04.10 20:55

Military testing U.K. multipurpose radars

South Korea has introduced 24 multipurpose radars from Britain and has been conducting combat experiments as part of efforts to step up its air defense, a military source said Thursday.In the wake of recent border incursions by suspected North Korean spy drones that have emerged as a new s...

Updated : 2014.04.10 20:53

Seoul seeks to buy 10 Israeli radars

South Korea is revving up efforts to address vulnerabilities in its air defense, which were brought to the fore following the recent discovery of three crashed drones, presumably from North Korea.Seou...

Updated : 2014.04.09 21:09

Korea pushes to buy 10 low-altitude radars from Israel

South Korea is pushing to buy about 10 low-altitude radars from Israel to better detect small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and thereby counter threats posed by North Korean drones, military officia...

Updated : 2014.04.09 14:04

Lippert, possible nominee to be envoy to Korea, still Pentagon's big shot on regional affairs

Mark Lippert, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's chief of staff, will lead the U.S. delegation to an upcoming trilateral defense meeting with South Korea and Japan, informed sources here said Monday, as he is considered a strong candidate to become Washington's new ambassador to Seoul.The ass...

Updated : 2014.04.08 08:30

President chides military for weak drone defense

President Park Geun-hye on Monday blasted the South Korean military’s inability to detect and block North Korean drones, calling for a stepped-up security posture.Her criticism came as Defense Minist...

Updated : 2014.04.07 21:10

[Graphic News] North Korea’s low-tech drones pose new military threat

The recent discovery of three drones, presumably from North Korea, is drawing keen attention to the types of unmanned aerial vehicles the communist state has and their military capabilities.Pyongyang ...

Updated : 2014.04.07 21:02

S. Korean military vows to step up anti-drone measures

South Korea's defense minister ordered tighter vigilance against new threats of small unmanned aerial vehicles on Monday as a recent discovery of suspected North Korean drones has sparked concern over the nation's air defense system.Kim Kwan-jin issued the order at a meeting of top militar...

Updated : 2014.04.07 13:38

Third suspected N.K. drone found

The South Korean military on Sunday discovered another small drone, presumably from North Korea, on a mountain in Samcheok, Gangwon Province, some 130 kilometers from the inter-Korean border.The sky-b...

Updated : 2014.04.06 20:49