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S. Korea Completes Land Provision Process for THAAD Deployment

S. Korea Completes Land Provision Process for THAAD Deployment

SEOUL, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has completed the process to provide a site for the deployment of the advanced U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Since the official announcement of a decision to install a THAAD battery in South Korea, Seoul and Washington have been negotiating [...]

Majority of Americans Support Using Force Against China to Defend Asian Allies: Survey

Majority of Americans Support Using Force Against China to Defend Asian Allies: Survey

WASHINGTON, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of Americans support using force against China to defend South Korea or other Asian allies in the event of a military conflict, a survey showed Tuesday. The Pew Research survey, conducted among 1,505 people Feb.16-March 15, found that 58 percent back the use of force against Beijing [...]

U.S. Troops Volunteer to Serve Korean Neighbors

U.S. Troops Volunteer to Serve Korean Neighbors

DONGDUCHEON, South Korea, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Some 60 soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division volunteered Tuesday by delivering yeontan, coal briquettes still used cooking and heating by low-income families, to 24 homes in Dongducheon.  The community outreach project, arranged with the Gyeonggi Provincial Government, first took place in 2013 to promote friendship between [...]

U.S. Military Conducts Civilian Evacuation Drill amid Growing Threats from North

U.S. Military Conducts Civilian Evacuation Drill amid Growing Threats from North

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – United States Forces Korea announced Monday that it recently practiced Courageous Channel, a military exercise gear towards evacuating American civilians from the peninsula in case of military emergency.  According to the Eighth United States Army, the Daegu-stationed 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command rehearsed the operation from October 31 to November [...]

American Soldiers Overusing Electricity: Data

American Soldiers Overusing Electricity: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent data from the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) showed that electricity consumption per capita for the USFK was almost ten times the average rate for the Korean military, again raising questions over excessive energy consumption by American military personnel stationed on the peninsula.  According to KEPCO, electricity consumption [...]

S. Korean Military Willing to Provide Security Forces to USFK amid IS Warnings

S. Korean Military Willing to Provide Security Forces to USFK amid IS Warnings

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s military is willing to provide security forces to the United States’ military units in the country to fend off potential terrorist attacks by the militant Islamic State (IS), which threatened to launch attacks against American installations here, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday.  South Korea’s police [...]