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Ministry considers offensive operational strategy
The Ministry of National Defense said Monday it is mulling over multiple options to realize an offensive operational strategy. The remarks came as it denied a claim that Defense Minister Song Young-moo had ordered the suspension of key projects to build the country’s own Korea Air and Missile Defense (KAMD) system. Rep. Kim Jong-dae of the minor opposition Justice Party said earlier in the day that Song had suspended projects to improve the country’s ballistic missile early warning radar system and the mid-range hit-to-kill missile interceptor, code-named M-SAM, based on documents from the J...
Moon names new nominee for Constitutional Court chief
President Moon Jae-in named Lee Jin-sung, an incumbent Constitutional Court justice, as a chief of the court, Cheong Wa Dae said Friday. This is his second nomination attempt of someone to head the top court following the National Assembly’s rejection of his first nominee Kim Yi-su, who has been acting head of the court. For the position, parliamentary approval is a must. If ...
LKP boycott criticized for lack of cause
The main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) is facing growing criticism for boycotting the National Assembly audit of government ministries and agencies. The party decided Thursday to boycott the parliamentary session that ends Oct. 31, to protest the state broadcasting authority, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), which filled two vacant seats of the nine-member bo...
Opposition party to boycott Assembly audit
The main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) decided Thursday to boycott the ongoing National Assembly audit of government offices from Friday, triggering a political standoff with the government and the ruling party. The decision came after the broadcasting watchdog, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), filled two vacant seats of the nine-member board of the Foundatio...
New military records on Gwangju unveiled
The military conducted various maneuvers to divide the families of victims of a deadly crackdown on a pro-democracy movement in Gwangju in 1980 on orders from then-President Chun Doo-hwan, lawmakers said Thursday. Citing newly found documents, Rep. Rhee Cheol-hee of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) said the Defense Security Command (DSC) under Chun’s leadership sought to break the unity of the bereaved families by financially supporting the “moderates” while isolating the “hardliners.” Rhee unveiled a series of behind-the-scenes maneuvers based on the documents made by the DSC betw...
Critics of Moon's energy policy 'anachronistic'
Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) floor leader Woo Won-shik defended President Moon Jae-in’s vision for a nuclear energy-free nation Wednesday, calling the opposition’s protest “anachronistic.” “They are bucking the trend of replacing energy resources,” Woo said during a party meeting. “Building nuclear power plants is a declining industry, which can be seen from the bankruptcy...
Firm tied to Lee Myung-bak targeted for investigation
DAS, a car parts maker tied to former President Lee Myung-bak, is back in the spotlight as the prosecution is set to re-investigate suspicions surrounding the company. DAS is officially owned by Lee’s eldest brother Sang-eun, but there have been suspicions the brother is only a proxy, and the real owner is the former president. The company was involved in the BBK stock price ...
Trump opts to skip DMZ tour next month
U.S. President Donald Trump is unlikely to visit the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) that divides North and South Korea during his official visit to Seoul, Nov. 7 and 8, a White House official said Monday. Trump, however, will visit Camp Humphreys, a military base south of Seoul, and speak to U.S. and South Korean troops, at the invitation of President Moon Jae-in, the official said. It is a rare move for a U.S. president to skip a DMZ tour considering it has been customary for previous American leaders to demonstrate resolve against North Korea by visiting it.
Abe victory shadows Seoul-Tokyo relations
A big victory by Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition in Japan’s snap election is casting a cloud over relations between South Korea and the neighboring country. Abe will obviously push for a revision to Japan’s so-called pacifist Constitution based on his renewed political momentum; and the militaristic move could complicate bilateral policy cooperation agains...
Pro-Park faction resists expulsion decision
Main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) lawmakers loyal to former President Park Geun-hye rebelled against the party leadership in protest at its move to expel the ousted president. Suh Chung-won, an eight-term lawmaker who was also asked to leave the party, called on party chairman Hong Joon-pyo to resign, accusing him of managing party affairs self-righteously and causing...
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