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Reporter : Lee Hyo-jin
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 09:50
Top US military commander's remarks on war on Korean Peninsula inappropriate: experts
Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Gen. Mark Milley's recent remarks that the Korean Peninsula could be “in a state of war within a few days” were inappropriate, diplomatic observers said, Monday. Local experts, who viewed that Milley's intention was probably to highlight Washington's commitment to maintaining peace and security on the peninsula, said that he sh...
South Koreans shocked, confused over US soldier's defection
South Koreans are in shock over American soldier Travis King's deliberate border-crossing to the North, with some people linking the incident to a lack of discipline in U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) service members.
US soldier's defection sheds light on failure of USFK to manage offenders
American soldier Travis King's defection to North Korea has sparked criticism of the U.S. Forces Korea's (USFK) poor handling of service members who break the law, as the U.S. military failed to properly monitor the soldier who apparently should have been in custody. Other than the fact that he was facing disciplinary measures, little else is known as to why the 23-year-old A...
[EXCLUSIVE] US soldier who fled to NK skipped flight claiming missing passport: sources
An American soldier who defected to North Korea during a Joint Security Area (JSA) tour on Tuesday apparently lied that his passport was missing to avoid boarding a flight back to his home country, where he faces disciplinary action, according to sources, Wednesday.
Participation in Ukraine's reconstruction efforts could be double-edged sword for Korean companies
During his trip to the Polish capital of Warsaw last week, President Yoon Suk Yeol pledged to offer comprehensive support for Ukraine's post-war reconstruction projects. The post-war restoration in Ukraine will cost up to 2,000 trillion won ($1.58 trillion) of which Korea could account for 66 trillion won worth of projects.
Yoon orders all-out efforts to cope with damage from downpour
President Yoon Suk Yeol ordered the government, Monday, to mobilize all possible resources and measures to swiftly respond to the damage caused by severe flooding that has left at least 40 dead and thousands displaced across the nation.
Commemorating fallen Marines
Military commanders pay tribute to five fallen Marines during a ceremony held to mark the fifth anniversary of their death in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, Monday. The service members were killed during a test flight of an MUH-1 Marineon helicopter in July 2018. Courtesy of Marine Corps
Authorities criticized over botched response to flooded tunnel in Osong
Local authorities in Osong, Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, are facing widespread criticism over a lack of execution of safety measures in response to a flooded tunnel in the area which has left at least nine people dead as of Sunday afternoon.
S. Korea, US, Japan hold joint naval drill to counter N. Korea's threats
South Korea, the United States and Japan held a joint naval drill, the South Korean Navy said Sunday, in a show of strengthened trilateral military cooperation against North Korea's escalating nuclear threats.
[ANALYSIS] N. Korea's threats against US spy plane aimed at boosting internal cohesion: analysts
A series of verbal threats by North Korea accusing a U.S. spy plane of intruding into its airspace appears to be a part of Pyongyang's efforts to consolidate internal cohesion ahead of a major military parade scheduled for later this month, defense analysts said, Tuesday. Although experts viewed the intrusion claim to be groundless, they said the latest statements issued by t...