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Korea, U.S. in joint initiative for AI-based cybersecurity

South Korea and the United States have teamed up to develop advanced technology using artificial intelligence to counter cyber threats, a ministry said Monday.The allies reached the deal when Reginald Brothers, under secretary for science and technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland S...

Updated : 2016.05.02 15:30

Biggest-ever Korea-U.S. military drills draw to close amid high tension

South Korea and the United States are set to end their two monthlong joint military exercises this week, but tensions are expected to go up further as North Korea is seen as preparing for another nuclear test, officials said Friday."The Foal Eagle exercise will officially wrap up its sched...

Updated : 2016.04.29 15:28

[NEWS FOCUS] How will next U.S. president affect Seoul-Washington alliance?

Donald Trump, the flamboyant Republican front-runner for the 2016 U.S. presidential election, reaffirmed his claim that the America’s allies are not shouldering what he viewed as a “fair share” of ...

Updated : 2016.04.28 16:49

Seoul urges CICA to play ‘special role’ in preventing Pyongyang‘s nuke test

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Thursday called for members of a regional security conference, led by Russia and China, to play a "special role" in preventing North Korea from conducting another nuclear test. There have been signs that North Korea may conduct its fifth nucle...

Updated : 2016.04.28 15:05

Park warns against N.K. provocations

President Park Geun-hye on Thursday warned against North Korea's additional nuclear test, stressing that South Korea would never condone any provocative acts that would destabilize regional security.During a Cabinet meeting, she ordered the government to maintain robust preparedness to ens...

Updated : 2016.04.28 13:32

Blinken: N.K. nuclear or missile test ‘certainly possible’ ahead of Workers‘ Party Congress

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken said Wednesday it is "certainly possible" for North Korea to undertake a nuclear or missile test ahead of a key meeting of the Workers' Party next week."We can anticipate that there'll be more to come," Blinken said of North Korean provocations d...

Updated : 2016.04.28 09:48

Trump: U.S. allies should pay more or defend themselves

U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that American allies should pay more for U.S. defense support or defend themselves on their own.Trump made the remark during a major foreign policy speech, a day after he won all of the five primaries at stake on Tuesday...

Updated : 2016.04.28 09:36

Pyongyang preparing assault exercise on replica of Seoul's presidential office: military

North Korea is preparing to launch a large-scale artillery drill on a replica of the South Korean presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in a move to fan cross-border tension in the runup to a rare congress of its ruling party, the military here said Wednesday.About 30 artillery pieces have bee...

Updated : 2016.04.27 16:17

N. Korea warns of nuclear strike on U.S. unless it changes hostile policy

North Korea said Wednesday the United States will face a nuclear strike unless it changes its hostile policy toward the communist country. The Rodong Sinmun, an organ of the North's ruling Workers' Party, said in a commentary that the U.S. must make the strategic decision to either give u...

Updated : 2016.04.27 15:38

U.S. to look at ‘other options’ against N. Korea in case of fifth nuclear test: State Department

The United States will look at "other options" to increase pressure on North Korea and strengthen defense of allies if Pyongyang conducts yet another nuclear test, a State Department spokesman said Tuesday.South Korean President Park Geun-hye said earlier Tuesday that the North has "comple...

Updated : 2016.04.27 09:45

U.S. House committee calls for greater trilateral cooperation with S. Korea, Japan

The U.S. House Armed Services Committee called for greater security cooperation between the United States, South Korea and Japan as it put forward a draft defense budget bill for next year on Monday."Japan and the Republic of Korea are both treaty allies and critically important security p...

Updated : 2016.04.26 09:53

Outgoing USFK chief says vigilance needed against N.K.‘s 'persistent, proximate' threats

The South Korea-United States alliance must be vigilant against North Korea's "persistent and proximate" threats as the country is developing its ballistic missile capabilities and readying for a fifth nuclear test, the top American commander here said Monday in his farewell ceremony."Just...

Updated : 2016.04.25 14:05

One soldier killed, 6 others injured as military vehicle

A K-55 self-propelled artillery vehicle overturned in the southeastern South Korean city of Pohang on Monday, killing a service member and injuring six others with one in critical condition, military officials said. During the 10:15 a.m. accident, the Marine Corps vehicle veered off an un...

Updated : 2016.04.25 14:02

U.S. defense bill calls for assessing capabilities to quickly deploy forces to Korean Peninsula

The U.S. defense budget bill for next year calls for the government auditor to assess the U.S. Transportation Command's capabilities to rapidly deploy forces to the Korean Peninsula from the mainland U.S. and elsewhere.The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness included the assessm...

Updated : 2016.04.21 11:23

S. Korea picks Hanwha Thales for KF-X radar project

The South Korean military on Wednesday selected Hanwha Thales as its priority negotiation partner in development of the advanced radar for homegrown fighter jet project, officials said. According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, the state-run Agency for Defense Developmen...

Updated : 2016.04.20 19:06