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US Military Seeks Interoperability with Korean Air & Missile Defense System

» by August 22nd, 2014 at 9:44 pm » Comments (1)

The usual complaints of the US trying to get Korea into a missile defense shield against China are being made again: The United States has no objection to South Korea's plan ...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 »

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 »

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 »

North Korea Makes More Demands That South Korea Stop Military Exercises

» by January 28th, 2014 at 7:36 am » Comments (4)

I would not exactly call this scale down as the article describes it: South Korea and the United States are scaling down their annual joint military exercises, apparently in response to ...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 »

2013 Veterans Day Poker Run – Dongducheon, ROK

» by October 31st, 2013 at 4:29 pm » Comments (0)

2013 Veterans Day Poker Run - Dongducheon, ROK  sponsored by ASMC Imjin Chapter & VFW Post 9985 Saturday, Novermber 9, 2013 09:00-11:00 Breakfast (donation) & Registration @ The VFW Post 9985 $15 per rider ...more »

US and South Korea Fail To Reach Cost Sharing Agreement

» by October 31st, 2013 at 10:00 am » Comments (5)

I wonder what happens if they cannot reach an agreement? The talks are aimed at renewing the five-year SMA on jointly burdening the costs of stationing 28,500 U.S. troops in South ...more »

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