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Seoul increase 2015 defense budget by 4.9 percent South Korea has finalized its 2015 defense budget that calls for a 4.9 percent increase from 2014. “The increase will improve the welfare of servicemen and enhance combat capabilities” The Korean defense ministry said. The defense spending in 2015 has … Read more on Defense Update

China Warns on Proposed New Missile Defense System for Seoul Ms. Park said that Seoul has been pursuing its own missile-defense system, which she said was best suited to South Korea's topography. "If there is a new proposal to be tabled by the U.S., this is something that could be discussed during talks between ……

North Korea Preparing For Nuclear Test: Seoul Defense Minister SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test, South Korea's defense minister said Thursday, but he added that it could be a bluff. Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin told South Korean journalists … Read more on Huffington Post

N. Korea ready for atomic test, yet no imminent sign: Seoul's defense chief SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Yonhap) — North Korea appears ready to conduct its fourth nuclear test, but no imminent signs have been detected at its main site on its northeastern tip, South Korea's defense chief said Monday. During a parliamentary interpellation … Read…

(2nd LD) Seoul, Washington reach 'de facto' agreement on defense cost accord SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Yonhap) — South Korea came close to agreement with the United States Saturday on its share of the cost of keeping American soldiers on its soil, officials said, indicating that a formal announcement of the deal was imminent. "Currently ……

Seoul, Washington make little headway in defense burden talk SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Yonhap) — South Korea and the United States on Thursday failed to reach a final deal on how to share the cost of keeping American troops here due to differences on the size of Seoul's contribution. The talks marked the 10th round of ……

Seoul, Washington make little headway in defense burden talk 9 (Yonhap) — South Korea and the United States on Thursday failed to reach a final deal on how to share the cost of keeping American troops here due to differences on the size of Seoul's contribution. The talks marked the 10th round of negotiations ……

(LEAD) Seoul, Washington seen nearing deal on defense cost accord SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Yonhap) — South Korea and the United States were seen Saturday to be nearing an agreement on sharing the cost of keeping U.S. troops here, with the two sides overcoming their differences on the size of Seoul's contribution, defense … Read more on…

Seoul cancels defense meetings with Tokyo following war shrine row SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Yonhap) — South Korea has called off a series of proposed defense meetings and military exchange programs with Japan, a government source said Monday, reflecting growing uneasiness over the Japanese prime minister's controversial … Read more on Yonhap News

Seoul Sees Territory Threat in China Defense Zone SEOUL—South Korea's forceful response to China's new air-defense zone despite otherwise warming ties reflects concern over Beijing's apparent move to tilt a long-running dispute over territorial waters in its favor, officials and analysts in Seoul … Read more on Wall Street Journal

China's new air defense zone sparks backlash from Tokyo, Seoul Japan and South Korea criticized China for expanding its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) to include disputed islets and a reef that are not under Beijing's control. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said China's move will exacerbate the … Read more on Asahi Shimbun

Seoul-US cooperation in missile defense inevitable: former security adviser SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Yonhap) — South Korea should cooperate with the United States in missile defense to better shield itself from North Korea's growing missile threats, a former presidential security adviser said Thursday. "There is a need to understand … Read more on Yonhap News