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.
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.
The county in which the government allowed a controversial American defense shield to be placed was promised 2.2 trillion won ($1.97 billion) in construction and development projects -- but little has actually been delivered.
Seoul and Washington formally signed the 11th Special Measures Agreement Thursday, a six-year defense cost-sharing deal, after 18 months of negotiations.