Combined Forces Command prepares to say bye to Yongsan
The headquarters of the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command (CFC) will relocate to Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi, this month, ending a four-decade presence in Seoul's Yongsan District.
Joint drill to be commanded by Korean for first time
This year's joint South-U.S. military exercise is being led by the Korean deputy commander of the allies' joint command for the first time, United States Forces Korea (USFK) said Tuesday.
Assessment for Opcon transfer to be held in the summer
The full operational capability (FOC) assessment required for the pending transfer of wartime operational control (Opcon) from the U.S. military to South Korea will take place this coming summer, according to the Defense Ministry on Tuesday.
Korea, U.S. vow to update outdated war planning
The United States and South Korea will update their joint wartime strategy for the first time in 11 years to factor in North Korea's enhanced nuclear and missile weapons capabilities, the two countries' defense chiefs announced Thursday.
New USFK commander pressed on Opcon transfer by Suh
Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook asked Gen. Paul LaCamera, the new commander of the U.S. Forces Korea, to help speed along the transfer of wartime operational control (Opcon) from the United States to Korea, the Defense Ministry said Monday.
Moon asks new USFK commander to attend to alliance issues
President Moon Jae-in requested Thursday that the new top commander of the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) pay attention to such pending alliance issues as the transition of wartime operational control (Opcon) and the return of its base in central Seoul.
LaCamera says joint military drills could be leverage
Gen. Paul LaCamera, nominated to command the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), said in his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that combined military drills by Seoul and Washington could be a "potential bargaining chip" in negotiations with Pyongyang.
Scaled-down joint drills with U.S. start Monday
Korea and the United States will kick off a scaled-down springtime military exercise Monday, which will continue for nine days, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Sunday.
Joint exercise with U.S. to start March 8
South Korea and the United States will conduct joint military exercises beginning on March 8, according to military sources on Sunday, though North Korean leader Kim Jong-un demanded during a recent Workers' Party Congress that the joint drills end.
JCS chiefs of Korea, U.S. agree on Opcon goals over phone
Seoul and Washington’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) chairmen agreed to make efforts for “tangible progress” on the planned transition of wartime operational control (Opcon) to Korea during talks Tuesday morning.