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Korean National Assembly Set To Vote On US Troop Funding Bill

» by April 15th, 2014 at 7:48 am » Comments (8)

This would be a major embarrassment for the Park administration if they cannot get the SMA passed before President Obama's upcoming visit:   South Korean lawmakers this week are expected to vote ...more »

Will OPCON Transer to South Korea Be Delayed to 2018?

» by April 10th, 2014 at 3:52 am » Comments (3)

That is what the Hankyoreh is reporting: The South Korean government proposed setting up a regular procedure of reviewing the capacity and condition of ROK forces and the security situation on ...more »

South Korea Finds No Wrong Doing With USFK Upkeep Funds

» by February 23rd, 2014 at 9:08 pm » Comments (29)

Like I said when this issue first came up, it should be easy for Korean authorities to determine whether interest was being made off of the Korean contributions to the ...more »

US-ROK Nuclear Accord Extended For Two Years

» by February 3rd, 2014 at 8:51 am » Comments (6)

It looks like the issue of whether the US will agree to support South Korea reprocessing plutonium and enriching uranium has been put off for another two years: The U.S. Congress ...more »

Marco Rubio Says North Korean “Talk is Cheap” During Seoul Visit

» by January 24th, 2014 at 7:49 am » Comments (11)

Marco Rubio is the latest American politician to visit South Korea: A possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate said Friday the U.S. should continue to increase its military presence in Asia despite ...more »

Cost Sharing Deal with ROK Less than US Wanted

» by January 13th, 2014 at 3:30 am » Comments (34)

The ROK has once again avoided equally sharing the USFK costs: SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Sunday it had agreed to pay 920 billion won ($866.86 million) in 2014 ...more »

Did VP Joe Biden Commit Another Gaffe On His Trip To Korea?

» by December 9th, 2013 at 8:57 pm » Comments (14)

Vice President Joe Biden has had a lot of gaffes over the years, but I think this one is hard to call a gaffe without knowing the context on which ...more »

Proposal Would Leave Combined Division North of Seoul

» by December 5th, 2013 at 7:28 pm » Comments (12)

SEOUL — The U.S. and South Korea are considering creation of a combined division that would be stationed near the Demilitarized Zone after most U.S. forces move to installations south ...more »

South Korean Government Announces They Plan to Pay Less To Upkeep US Forces in Korea

» by November 11th, 2013 at 8:49 pm » Comments (41)

South Korea is planning to pay less for the upkeep of USFK despite the current cost sharing negotiations not being completed:   South Korea has sharply reduced next year's budget for building ...more »

South Korea Delays Expanding Missile Defense Capabilities Due To Pension Promises

» by November 1st, 2013 at 8:20 am » Comments (0)

Here is a good article that sums up the missile defense dilemma that the ROK is facing: Sandwiched between North Korea's growing threats and budget constraints at home, South Korean officials ...more »

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