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S. Korean Military Seeks to Boost Women’s Role, Enhance Political Neutrality

S. Korean Military Seeks to Boost Women’s Role, Enhance Political Neutrality

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry on Wednesday announced additional military reform measures, including allowing female troops to gain greater access to combat positions and strengthening rules on political neutrality. The measures are part of efforts to flesh out the Defense Reform 2.0 that the ministry unveiled last Friday to create a [...]

Military to Incorporate Unmanned Combat Systems with Units amid Population Decline

Military to Incorporate Unmanned Combat Systems with Units amid Population Decline

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean military will look to incorporate unmanned combat systems into manned units starting as early as 2024 amid a shrinking population, defense ministry sources said Tuesday. The sources said the military studied the effects of forming units mixed with personnel and unmanned weapons earlier this year and [...]

S. Korean Military Declares ‘Zero Tolerance’ Against Sex Offenders

S. Korean Military Declares ‘Zero Tolerance’ Against Sex Offenders

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military law-enforcement authorities announced plans Wednesday for tougher punishment against sex offenders amid the spread of the #MeToo movement in the country. In a report to the National Assembly, the Military Court of Korea said it will introduce the so-called “one strike, you’re out” system against soldiers [...]

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 [...]