South Korea’s defense ministry said Thursday that annual joint spring drills with the U.S. will proceed as planned, despite North Korea’s call to cancel them in exchange for its pledge to suspend nuclear testing.
A new U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan policy, issued just days before Christmas, banned the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Remote Control Aircraft — aircraft without human pilots, guided by computers or remote control — on its installations.
Capt. Emil Kapaun, a chaplain who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for refusing to abandon troops during combat, has been recognized with a monument in the country where he died more than six decades ago.
The story of the hack attack on Sony Pictures that Washington is blaming on North Korea, with both countries trading threats, is a best-seller in the U.S. media. But in South Korea, it’s just a variation on a frequent plot that most people are meeting with a shrug.
Attorneys for a group of former prostitutes who serviced U.S. troops decades ago argued Friday they should receive compensation because the South Korean government encouraged them to “work for their country.”
Three years ago, he was a question mark, so unknown that the world had to guess at his age. Today, analysts still know little about Kim Jong Un, particularly in an outcast of a country that roars like a lion and tightly controls its people.
The mayor of a city near the North Korean border is seeking $2.7 billion from the South Korean government, claiming the delayed relocation of American troops from Dongducheon is hurting the local economy and redevelopment plans.
A Hawaii-based brigade is heading to South Korea on a nine-month rotational deployment, part of the Army’s increasing use of deploying intact units to the peninsula rather than individual troops on one- or two-year tours.
Osan Air Base is investigating whether a reported phone call to the base high school Monday morning that triggered an installation-wide lockdown and search for a possible gunman was a hoax or a misunderstanding.
A month-old U.S. Forces Korea policy banning servicemembers from buying drinks for “juicy bar” workers in exchange for companionship has angered some bar owners, who say it unfairly labels them as “pimps” and is hurting other establishments that cater to troops.
Ashley graduated from the University of Alabama, and worked as a reporter at the Gainesville Sun and the Chattanooga Times Free Press before coming to Stars and Stripes’ Seoul bureau in April 2007. She is currently working on a master’s degree in international relations at Troy University.
Servicemembers compare the passage of days during a deployment to the movie “Groundhog Day,” in which actor Bill Murray is doomed to repeat the same day over and over again. At home, the absence of a pivotal member of the family can make the days feel shapeless, lacking the structure that makes a family schedule tick along. Days come and go, uneventful, stressful and significant alike. We might wish we could bypass a birthday or an anniversary or save it until deployment is done, but we can’t. Those days go by, celebrated or not.