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South Korean Military Says THAAD Ready for Actual Operation

South Korean Military Says THAAD Ready for Actual Operation

SEOUL, April 27 (Yonhap) – South Korea’s defense ministry announced Thursday that an advanced American missile defense system here will soon be put into “actual operation” to counter North Korea’s ballistic missile threats. Hours earlier, Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), told U.S. congressmen that the THAAD system will become operational [...]

South Korean Military Acceptance Rate Falls with Population Shift

South Korean Military Acceptance Rate Falls with Population Shift

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The competition to join the South Korean military, which recently heightened amid a nation-wide economic downturn and rising youth unemployment, is subsiding with the number of South Korean youth gradually declining.  According to the Ministry of National Defense, there were 566,656 young applicants to South Korea’s mandatory military service [...]

S. Korea’s Warships to Have New Missiles for Ground Targets

S. Korea’s Warships to Have New Missiles for Ground Targets

SEOUL, April 18 (Yonhap) – South Korea’s Navy has completed the development of new tactical ship-to-ground guided missiles which would enhance its ability to strike North Korea’s key military facilities, the country’s arms procurement agency said Tuesday.  South Korea will start mass-producing the missiles with two types of launch systems — inclined and vertical — [...]