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U.S. Official Stresses Cooperation with S. Korea, Japan over N.K.-Russia Military Cooperation

U.S. Official Stresses Cooperation with S. Korea, Japan over N.K.-Russia Military Cooperation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A U.S. diplomat on Monday highlighted America’s commitment to working in tandem with South Korea and Japan to address growing military cooperation between North Korea and Russia, which he said serves only to prolong Moscow’s war in Ukraine. Speaking at a forum, Robert Koepcke, deputy assistant secretary of state [...]

Soldiers Plan to Save Over 10 Million Won During Military Service for Post-Discharge Travel

Soldiers Plan to Save Over 10 Million Won During Military Service for Post-Discharge Travel

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent survey has revealed that soldiers are aiming to save over 10 million won during their military service, with plans to spend the money on travel after their discharge. The survey, conducted by the Ministry of National Defense’s Kookbang Ilbo through the app ‘The Camp’ from January 13 to [...]

South Korea to Increase Salaries of Front-Line Junior Officers and NCOs by Up to 30% by 2027

South Korea to Increase Salaries of Front-Line Junior Officers and NCOs by Up to 30% by 2027

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to raise the annual salaries of entry-level military officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs) at border units by up to 30 percent by 2027 from this year, the defense ministry said Sunday, amid a push to improve working conditions of troops. The salary for a new staff [...]

Quake-Triggered Phone Confiscations Spark Controversy Among South Korean Military Personnel

Quake-Triggered Phone Confiscations Spark Controversy Among South Korean Military Personnel

GYEONGJU, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – In the early hours of November 30, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck Gyeongju, South Korea, leaving military personnel with an unexpected aftermath – widespread confiscation of mobile phones. Reports have emerged of soldiers surreptitiously using phones during prohibited hours, only to be caught off guard by disaster alert sounds.  According [...]

Rising Number of South Korean Men Renouncing Citizenship Sparks Debate on Military Service and Foreign Conscription

Rising Number of South Korean Men Renouncing Citizenship Sparks Debate on Military Service and Foreign Conscription

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – According to a recent report, over the last five years, more than 20,000 men have relinquished their South Korean citizenship. This information is based on data provided by the Military Manpower Administration to the National Assembly, which is currently conducting a national security audit. The data reveals that between 2019 and [...]