Army Gen. Kim Seung-kyum, deputy commander of the South Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command, was named chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
Korea and the United States agreed on the U.S. military's return of an additional 165,000 square meters of land at the Yongsan base in central Seoul on Friday, a step toward speeding along the country's plans to build a national park there.
The Pentagon reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to keeping its nuclear umbrella over South Korea, stressing that extended deterrence is “critical” following a months-long review of its global defense posture announced Monday.
The United States is considering U.S. military bases in South Korea, among other potential sites, to provide housing for Afghan evacuees, reported the Wall Street Journal Saturday.
Seoul and Washington kicked off their summertime military exercise Monday in a scaled down manner despite strong protests by Pyongyang in the lead up to the joint drill.
Former four-star generals that served as commanders of the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) were more disturbed by South Korean liberal lawmakers’ calls to postpone the Seoul-Washington summertime military exercise than squawking by Pyongyang.
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.
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.
A bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives restricting the drawdown of U.S. troops in Korea to a floor of 22,000, which is 6,500 lower than a cap set under the current National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Military equipment of the United States' Bulldog Brigade, or the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Armored Division, from Fort Bliss, Texas, arrive at the port city of Busan and are being prepared to be transported Monday.