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Controversy Resurfaces as U.S. Military Reportedly Continues Biochemical Program at Busan Pier 8

Controversy Resurfaces as U.S. Military Reportedly Continues Biochemical Program at Busan Pier 8

BUSAN, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Rumors are spreading that U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) is conducting ‘biochemical experiments’ at Busan’s Pier 8, angering residents who are calling for more information to be revealed and the program to be shut down entirely. The Nam District Residents Committee staged a protest in front of the pier on [...]

THAAD Deployment Faces Delay Due to New Environment Assessment

THAAD Deployment Faces Delay Due to New Environment Assessment

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s defense ministry began preparations for a full-blown environmental impact assessment on the ongoing deployment of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system Tuesday, a ministry official said, a move that will inevitably delay its operation. The move came one day after President Moon Jae-in personally ordered a thorough study [...]

Pollutants in U.S. Base Groundwater Exceed Permissible Level: Gov’t Report

Pollutants in U.S. Base Groundwater Exceed Permissible Level: Gov’t Report

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A contaminant detected in groundwater beneath a U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) garrison in Seoul was above the permissible level, a government report showed Tuesday. The U.S. Army base in Yongsan, central Seoul, has long been suspected as the source of oil that has contaminated the nearby water and land. [...]

THAAD, “Litmus Test” for S. Korea-U.S. Alliance

THAAD, “Litmus Test” for S. Korea-U.S. Alliance

WASHINGTON, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The potential deployment of a THAAD missile defense unit to South Korea has become a “litmus test” for how Seoul is aligned between Washington and Beijing, according to a U.S. congressional report. The Congressional Research Service made the point in a report published earlier this month and titled, “Ballistic Missile Defense [...]