South Korea and the United States will kick off their combined military exercises next week, though the drills are set to be scaled back as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
South Korea will acquire a light aircraft carrier and develop a multi-tiered missile interception system as part of its 300 trillion won ($252.7 billion) defense plan for the next five years, announced Seoul’s Ministry of National Defense on Monday.
South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday said it will carry out combined military exercises with the United States this summer, despite concerns with the Covid-19 pandemic and deteriorating relations with North Korea.
Seoul’s ministries of foreign affairs and national defense on Tuesday summoned the top Japanese officials in Korea, protesting Tokyo’s claims over Korea’s easternmost Dokdo islets in a defense white paper.
Top Korean defense officials on Wednesday discussed a new system intended to shave years off the sometimes sluggish process of acquiring and deploying new weapons technology.
From left, Ambassador of the United States to Korea Harry Harris, Ambassador of Colombia to Korea Juan Carlos Caiza, Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo and Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Park Sam-duck...
North Korean senior official Kim Yong-chol, once the right hand man to the regime’s leader Kim Jong-un, said the South's behavior will determine the future of inter-Korean relations, according to state media on Thursday.
The remains of more than a hundred South Koreans who fell in battle in North Korean territory during the 1950-53 Korean War have returned home, 70 years later.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced Tuesday it accepted Seoul’s proposal to fund the wages of all Korean personnel working for the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) through the end of this year as defense cost-sharing negotiations continue to drag on.
Seoul and Washington are working to hold a videoconference between the two countries’ defense chiefs next month, during which they are expected to discuss their defense cost-sharing agreement, Korea's Ministry of National Defense said Tuesday.