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‘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 [...]

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 [...]