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[INTERVIEW] Last 'Imjin Scout' brings DMZ warriors to light
From 1965 to 1991, a group of specially-trained forces conducted perilous missions inside the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas. These warriors were part of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division. Each team consisted of 10 members and their main duty was patrolling the then-U.S. section of the DMZ. Their DMZ mission continued for three months, then an...
President caught in quarrel with lawmaker
It would be in the best interest of President Yoon if a “selfless” leader is elected and can lead the ruling party to a victory in the 2024 National Assembly elections with a comfortable majority. If this is done, the president can push his agenda items to make Korea great.
President Yoon at odds with politician who helped him win election
In politics, yesterday's ally can be today's enemy. A recent tug-of-war between two big-name politicians in the ruling camp is a fresh reminder of the adage. President Yoon Suk Yeol and Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) successfully teamed up with each other in the March 9 presidential election last year to field a unified candidate from the main oppos...
Exhibition raises question: Who took these photos?
Dozens of old photos taken in 1948 are on display in a dimly lit gallery in Insa-dong, Seoul. Under those images hung on the wall, stacks of photo books published by Noonbit Publishing are placed on a long, narrow table in the center of Gallery INDEX.
Yoon keeps possibility of Seoul's possession of nuclear weapons open
President Yoon Suk Yeol made a rare remark about South Korea turning to nuclear weapons as a last resort to protect the country from North Korean attacks.
Yoon says COVID-driven border control is 'sovereignty' issue
President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Wednesday that there was no political calculation whatsoever in South Korea's anti-COVID measures to screen travelers entering the South from China, emphasizing that the decision was made purely on scientific grounds.
Peace Corps volunteers' 15-year mission in Korea revisited
In 1966 when the nation was desperate to cut the vicious circle of poverty under a state-led campaign to achieve economic growth, Korea saw a unique group of foreign visitors: U.S. Peace Corps volunteers. The first batch of Peace Corps volunteers to Korea, designated as K-1, arrived that year and most of them worked as English teachers. The group also included 24 science and ...
[70th anniversary] South Korea-US alliance built to last
So far, so good. The South Korea-U.S. alliance, formed in October of 1953 with the signing of the mutual defense treaty, has successfully lived up to its primary goal of protecting the South from another North Korean invasion. Over the past seven decades, their defense ties have grown into a stronger and wider partnership encompassing several fields other than security, despi...
DPK leader lashes out at Yoon for 'politically motivated' probe
Rep. Lee Jae-myung, the chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), was summoned by the prosecution to answer questions about his alleged involvement in a bribery scandal when he was serving as mayor of Seongnam City.
Information warfare
North Korea is a nation about which little is known to the outside world, except for its notorious weapons of mass destruction program. The scarcity of information about the country has produced plenty of theories, speculation and even rumors about the regime and its leader's health, most of which were later found not to be true.
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