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Picture of the Day: UFG Begins

» by August 19th, 2014 at 1:24 pm » Comments (18)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] A U.S. military vehicle runs on a road near the western section of the inter-Korean border in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, on Aug. 18, 2014, as South ...more »

Is South Korea An International Welfare Queen When It Comes to Defense?

» by August 9th, 2014 at 3:27 am » Comments (33)

That is what Douglas Bandow says in his opinion piece in Forbes: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is angry with the U.S. again, citing all manner of crimes and misdemeanors.  ...more »

Think Tank Advocates Against OPCON Transfer

» by August 8th, 2014 at 7:15 am » Comments (4)

Here is what one US think tank says about the OPCON transer: South Korea and the United States should admit their agreement to transfer wartime operational control (OPCON) of South Korean ...more »

US and Korea To Establish “Safety Zones” Around US Military Bases

» by June 12th, 2014 at 3:20 am » Comments (23)

Just great so now US servicemember misconduct is some how being tied to the ferry boat tragedy: Seoul and Washington agreed Wednesday to push for the creation of "safety zones" around ...more »

USFK Commander Comments About Possible Deployment of THAAD to South Korea

» by June 3rd, 2014 at 8:36 pm » Comments (0)

Here is more about missile defense in South Korea: Commander of U.S. Forces Korea Curtis Scaparrotti said the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery in South Korea is ...more »

Defense Secretary to Talk Missile Defense With South Korea

» by June 3rd, 2014 at 3:18 am » Comments (0)

Considering the current political tensions between Japan and South Korea integrating missile defense systems between South Korea and Japan is going to be a tough sell: The trilateral session will be ...more »

President Obama Agrees To OPCON Delay

» by April 25th, 2014 at 8:15 am » Comments (10)

Surprise!: South Korea and the United States agreed Friday to reconsider the timing of next year's transfer of wartime control of South Korean troops from Washington to Seoul, the two countries ...more »

Korean National Assembly Approves US Military Cost Sharing Deal

» by April 19th, 2014 at 3:59 am » Comments (3)

It is good to see that the US-ROK cost sharing deal was approved by the Korean National Assembly: The ruling and opposition parties came together to pass a number of long-pending ...more »

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 »

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