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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Mon, December 6, 2021 | 10:36
Revisit Korea Program held for US veterans
Nine U.S. veterans, who served in South Korea following the 1953 armistice ending the Korean War, revisited the country last month along with their family members. The revisit program, the first of its kind by the Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) and the Korea-U.S. Alliance Foundation, was sponsored by the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA).
Presidential candidates show sharp contrast in foreign policy direction
In every presidential election, the candidates' vision for North Korea and their views on foreign policy have been among the most important issues. In particular, with North Korea continuing to modernizing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles arsenal, and U.S.-Sino rivalry intensifying, their foreign policy principles are carrying additional significance. With less than...
South Korea, US agree to update war plan
South Korea and the United States agreed Thursday to update their military operation plans in response to North Korea's evolving nuclear and missile weapons programs. In addition, the allies also concurred that they will carry out the second part of the three-phase assessment to verify Seoul's readiness to regain wartime operational control (OPCON) of its troops from Washingt...
Military veterans' groups join hands to help bolster Korea-US relations
The Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) and the KATUSA Veterans Association (KVA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to enhance the bilateral alliance between Korea and the United States.
SCM will not work in Korea's favor: experts
In the lead-up to its annual defense ministerial talks with the United States, Korea is resolute to raise the issue of fixing a clear timeline for regaining wartime operational control (OPCON) of its troops from Washington. But diplomatic observers expect that the U.S. side will not be happy about this initiative and will subsequently stick to its existing position of Korea n...
Korea-Pacific SDG Forum to take place next month
The inaugural Korea-Pacific SDG Forum, a framework of discussing various issues ranging from trade, culture, tourism and human resource development between Korea and Pacific islands, will be held next month in Yeosu, South Jeolla Province. The forum, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is scheduled for Dec. 8, to be held in an online-offline hybrid format due to the...
Korea faces growing pressure to join stand against China
Pressure appears to be mounting on Korea coalescing around the so-called democracies' movement to isolate China. The U.S.'s Biden administration has sent and will send its senior officials to Seoul, while Britain has also invited Korea to next month's G7 foreign ministers' meeting, in which China is expected to top the agenda in the face of Beijing's increasing assertiveness....
Former strongman Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90
Former President Chun Doo-hwan, who seized power in a coup and governed the nation with a firm hand from 1980 to 1988, died, Tuesday. He was 90. According to Min Jeong-ki, a former presidential secretary, Chun, who had multiple myeloma - a cancer formed in white blood cells - died at his home in western Seoul at 8:45 a.m. After he collapsed in a bathroom, emergency services w...
Seoul likely to be under continuous pressure to choose between Washington, Beijing
The virtual summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Nov. 15 (local time), was a welcome sign that the two powerhouses are likely moving toward a managed strategic competition to stop mounting tensions from turning into a catastrophe. At first sight, South Korea, which has retained its longstanding course of keeping a “middle” ground in the U....
Planned export of missile system to UAE to raise Korean defense industry's competitiveness
As the United Arab Emirates is close to purchasing Korean-made mid-range surface-to-air missiles (M-SAM), the envisaged outcome of weapons exports is expected to pave the way for local defense companies to gain global standing. The UAE defense ministry announced via Twitter, Wednesday, its intentions to acquire the Korean air defense system, adding that it will constitute a q...
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