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U.S. Troops Conduct Copter Landing Operation on Dokdo Ship

U.S. Troops Conduct Copter Landing Operation on Dokdo Ship

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – U.S. troops here conducted a helicopter landing exercise on the South Korean Navy’s Dokdo amphibious assault ship. The training was staged in the waters south of the peninsula on Tuesday, involving the 14,500-ton vessel and aviators from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S.Forces Korea (USFK), according to the unit’s Facebook account. Several related photos [...]

S. Korea, U.S. Agree to Make Public Non-confidential Info Related to USFK

S. Korea, U.S. Agree to Make Public Non-confidential Info Related to USFK

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — In a major step to enhance transparency in American forces stationed here, South Korea and the United States agreed on Tuesday to make public any non-confidential information they have in relation to the United States Forces Korea. “The Joint Committee discussed cooperative efforts to further enhance transparency of SOFA-related [...]

‘Mini Itaewon’ in Pyeongtaek Embraces GIs, Koreans

‘Mini Itaewon’ in Pyeongtaek Embraces GIs, Koreans

PYEONGTAEK, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Call it Song Francisco or Gyeonggi Province’s Itaewon. If you are fed up with hanging around Itaewon in Seoul, it can be an alternative as it’s handy for those living in the capital. Far smaller and calmer than the ever-bustling Itaewon district, but rustic and filled with exotic charm, [...]

Long-Delayed USFK Relocation Speeds Up With 8th Army’s Transition

Long-Delayed USFK Relocation Speeds Up With 8th Army’s Transition

CAMP HUMPHREYS, Gyeonggi Province, July 11 (Yonhap) – Nestled in the seaport city of Pyeongtaek, Camp Humphreys symbolizes American troops’ landmark transition not just in its decades-long presence on the peninsula but also in efforts to become nimbler and more reliant on high-tech combat systems. After a decade of delay, the expansion of the compound [...]

Seongju Residents Seek Injunction against THAAD Deployment

Seongju Residents Seek Injunction against THAAD Deployment

SEONGJU, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of residents near the deployment site of a U.S. missile defense system here filed a petition with the Constitutional Court on Monday to obtain an injunction against its construction and operation. A total of 527 residents from Seongju County and neighboring Gimcheon, about 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, [...]

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 [...]