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Military to Lower Bar for Active Duty Conscripts amid Population Decline

Military to Lower Bar for Active Duty Conscripts amid Population Decline

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean military said Sunday it plans to lower the bar for the conscription of active duty soldiers, as the country’s population is widely expected to shrink drastically. The Ministry of National Defense and the Military Manpower Administration are currently in the process of revising related regulations to [...]

Panel Confirms Widespread Use of Humidifier Disinfectants in Military

Panel Confirms Widespread Use of Humidifier Disinfectants in Military

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Humidifier disinfectants, suspected to have been a cause for at least dozens of deaths, were widely used in military barracks and hospitals in the early 2000s, a state-funded agency revealed Monday, raising speculation that a large number of service members could have been exposed to the chemicals. The Special [...]