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Col. Brandon Newton, garrison commander of Camp Red Cloud and other bases north of Seoul, South Korea, stands in front of a color guard during the garrison's inactivation ceremony, Thursday, June 21, 2018.
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Army takes step toward closing Camp Red Cloud with inactivation ceremony

Soldiers stood in formation as the garrison’s colors were cased Thursday in a ceremony officials said marked an important step toward closing this Korean War-era base and reducing the U.S. footprint north of Seoul.


Japan to scrap evacuation drills for North Korean missile threat

Japan plans to suspend the civilian evacuation drills it started last year while North Korea was repeatedly test-firing missiles near and over Japanese islands, officials said Thursday, citing diplomatic overtures from Pyongyang.


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Veteran of Pearl Harbor attack bids farewell to battle site, Hawaii

On Tuesday morning, sailors in dress whites offered a ship-rail salute to Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Emory as he made a farewell visit to Bravo-21 pier where the USS Honolulu was berthed in 1941. He will soon depart for the mainland to live with family members.


North Korea's Kim makes another trip to China, complicating things for Trump

On Wednesday, North Korean state media said Kim Jong Un and Chinese president Xi Jinping reached an understanding on denuclearization and other issues following the Singapore summit. The report by the Korean Central News Agency did not give details on the views shared by the two leaders.

S. Korea steps up pressure on North to take ‘concrete action’ toward denuclearization

South Korea’s foreign minister warned on Wednesday that the suspension of war games with the United States is “not irreversible” as she urged the North to take concrete action toward abandoning its nuclear weapons program.


North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border

Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. Since the summits between North Korea's leader and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, things have quieted down noticeably, he says.


Cambodia announces $100 million in military aid from China

China has agreed to provide more than $100 million in military aid to Cambodia, a senior Cambodian defense official said Tuesday.


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