High-level defense talks discuss North's growing threats
Defense officials from South Korea and the United States met in Seoul on Monday for talks designed to bolster deterrence against North Korea’s advancing nuclear weapons and missile threats.
Kim's entourage suggests military focus for Putin summit
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un crossed into Russia on his armored train Tuesday and is expected to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin soon in what could be a symbolic occasion to strengthen military cooperation.
Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup offers to resign
His decision comes in the midst of the Democratic Party's efforts to impeach him due to a recent controversy related to the military's investigation into the death of Marine lance corporal Chae Su-geun.
Historical clash continues as ministry reconsiders sub's name
The ideological clash over independence fighter Hong Beom-do continued Monday as the defense minister floated the idea of renaming a Navy submarine that bears the general's name...
Plan to move freedom fighters’ busts sparks ideological clash
The Defense Ministry is considering the relocation of the busts of late Korean freedom fighters with alleged communist affiliations both from a military academy and its own headquarters, a move spurring ideological debate and controversy.
‘Abnormal flight’ detected in second-stage flight of North’s botched satellite launch: Defense minister
An error may have occurred in the second stage of flight for the Chollima-1 space launch vehicle (SLV) launched by North Korea Thursday, Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup told lawmakers Friday.
Korea protests Japanese white paper laying claim to Dokdo
Seoul’s Foreign Ministry on Friday criticized Tokyo’s claim to Korea’s easternmost islets in a new annual defense white paper adopted by the Japanese cabinet on Friday.
Military officials take part in a ceremony for the handover of the remains of South Korean troops killed in the 1950-53 Korean War to their home country at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii on Tuesday.
Defense Ministry clarifies role of new drone command
South Korea’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday issued a decree detailing the duties of a new drone operations command ahead of its planned launch in September amid efforts to counter potential North Korean unmanned aerial vehicle infiltrations.
USS Michigan docks in Busan after North's missile launches
A U.S. nuclear-powered guided missile submarine (SSGN) docked in Busan on Friday, marking the first such visit in six years, Seoul's Defense Ministry said.