Disagreement between South Korea and the United States over the timetable for the transfer of wartime operational control (Opcon) to Seoul boiled over at a key defense chiefs’ meeting Wednesday, exposing a growing rift over security issues.
Finally on his way home, a soldier waits to board a train at Seoul Station in central Seoul on Monday afternoon after the government lowered social distancing guidelines to Level 1.
North Korea appears to be preparing a measured show of force at an upcoming military parade marking the 75th anniversary of its ruling Workers’ Party, South Korea’s top inter-Korean official said Thursday.
South Korea’s Minister of National Defense Suh Wook on Wednesday said North Korea bears full responsibility for shooting and killing a South Korean fisheries official in its waters last month.
Seoul’s Ministry of National Defense on Monday slammed an opposition lawmaker for leaking military intelligence pertaining to the North Korean killing of a South Korean fisheries official found at sea last month.
North Korean troops attempted to rescue a South Korean fisheries official stranded in their waters for hours last Tuesday before the “situation changed drastically” and resulted in the man’s killing, Seoul’s Ministry of National Defense said Monday.
A North Korean maritime patrol shot and killed a South Korean fisheries official who went missing this week, then burned his body and discarded the remains in the Yellow Sea, said Seoul’s Ministry of National Defense on Thursday.
Newly appointed Minister of National Defense Suh Wook will visit the United States on an Air Force tanker plane next month to discuss the transfer of wartime operational control (Opcon), according to military sources.
Four-star General Nam Yeong-shin was nominated as Korea’s Army chief of staff Monday, making him the first commander of the country’s land forces in a half-century not to have been trained at the influential Korea Military Academy (KMA).
The Korean defense industry’s ambitious plan to sell 3 trillion won ($2.6 billion) worth of anti-aircraft artillery to India is on life support, with reports suggesting New Delhi may build the weapons on its own.