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Military to Establish AI-based Surveillance System for Contagious Diseases

Military to Establish AI-based Surveillance System for Contagious Diseases

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The military plans to develop an integrated support system that can ensure early detection and rapid response to contagious disease threats and signals. The Armed Forces Medical Command is on track to develop and establish an integrated contagious disease surveillance support system for the entire military, sources said Monday. [...]

Netflix Drama Generates Buzz for Exposing Abuse in Korean Military

Netflix Drama Generates Buzz for Exposing Abuse in Korean Military

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Lee Jung-min, a 29-year old office worker in Seoul, recently saw the new Netflix military series “D.P.,” already having been a big fan of its original web comic, “D.P.: Dog Days.” He couldn’t stop watching the six-episode series about soldiers in the D.P. unit, standing for deserter pursuit, whose [...]

S. Korea to Invest 1.6 Trillion Won in Space Technology Development over Next Decade

S. Korea to Invest 1.6 Trillion Won in Space Technology Development over Next Decade

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will invest around 1.6 trillion won (US$1.38 billion) over the next 10 years to expedite the development of key space technologies after the full lifting of U.S.-imposed restrictions on missile development, the arms procurement agency said Friday. Under the plan, diverse defense projects, such as the development [...]

S. Korea Allows 1,419 Men to Serve Alternative Military Duty

S. Korea Allows 1,419 Men to Serve Alternative Military Duty

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has allowed 1,419 conscientious objectors to perform other public services instead of their mandatory military service since the launch of the alternative service program last year, the military manpower agency said Friday. As of June, 2,173 people had applied for the alternative service, and among 1,423 applicants [...]

Military Calls Off Reserve Forces’ Training This Year Due to COVID-19

Military Calls Off Reserve Forces’ Training This Year Due to COVID-19

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The military called off the already postponed annual training for reserve forces due to explosive spikes in COVID-19 cases, the defense ministry said Wednesday. It is the second straight year that the military canceled the annual training. The training program had never been skipped before since its introduction in [...]

Forced Use of GPS Tracking Device Violates Human Rights Despite Quarantine Purposes

Forced Use of GPS Tracking Device Violates Human Rights Despite Quarantine Purposes

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The state human rights watchdog has ruled that ordering military service members to install map applications and turn on GPS functions at all times for quarantine purposes infringes upon their privacy and other fundamental rights. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) announced Tuesday that requiring the use [...]