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Ambassador to U.S. vows allies will strengthen joint deterrence against North

South Korea's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday the allies will work closely together to strengthen joint deterrence against threats from North Korea...

U.S. and South Korea agree to expand joint military drills, take strong steps against North Korean provocations

The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States have agreed to further expand the countries' joint military exercises amid intensifying North Korean...

South Korean man arrested for illegally supplying fuel to North Korea

The Coast Guard has arrested a man on charges of illegally providing fuel to North Korea via a Chinese vessel, officials said Monday. The oil...

Austin reaffirms U.S. commitment, suggests more F-35 visits

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed that deterrence assets such as F-22 and F-35 fighter jets will continue to be deployed to South Korea...

Pentagon chief arrives in South Korea for talks on deterrence against North Korea

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Seoul on Monday for talks with his South Korean counterpart over deterrence against North Korean nuclear and...

NATO chief encourages Korea to ‘step-up’ support for Ukraine

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has invited President Yoon Suk Yeol to the alliance's summit in Lithuania in July during...

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to visit Korea, Philippines

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit Korea and the Philippines from Sunday to highlight regional defense partnerships, the Department of Defense announced...

Biden nominates Turner as North Korea human rights envoy

U.S. President Joe Biden nominated a new special envoy for North Korean human rights, the White House announced Monday, moving to fill a post...

Withdrawal of ammunition from USFK stockpile will not affect readiness: Pentagon

Withdrawing ammunition and military equipment from U.S. stockpiles in Korea and other countries to support Ukraine will not affect the U.S.' capabilities or defense...

U.S. envoy for human trafficking on visit to Seoul: State Department

A senior U.S. diplomat is on a visit to Korea to discuss ways to prevent human trafficking, the state department said Thursday. Cindy Dyer, ambassador-at-large...
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