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Don’t Lose Sight of Under-the-Hood Changes to South Korea’s Defense Posture
November 13, 2019

Don’t Lose Sight of Under-the-Hood Changes to South Korea’s Defense Posture

By Brad Glosserman and S. Paul Choi
South Korea’s defense posture is undergoing important and underappreciated changes, which bear on its alliance with the United States.

6 Myths About OPCON Transfer and the US-South Korea Alliance
September 25, 2019

6 Myths About OPCON Transfer and the US-South Korea Alliance

By Sukjoon Yoon
South Korea’s debate on OPCON transfer has become muddled.
South Korea Needs to End Its Military Ban on Sex Between Men
July 18, 2019

South Korea Needs to End Its Military Ban on Sex Between Men

By Roseann Rife
South Korea’s military must stop treating LGBTI people as the enemy.

South Korea to Deploy Korea Tactical Surface-to-Surface Missile in Fall 2018: Report
March 20, 2018

South Korea to Deploy Korea Tactical Surface-to-Surface Missile in Fall 2018: Report

By Ankit Panda
The KTSSM missiles will see deployment in October.

Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?
October 20, 2017

Is it Time for South Korea to Regain Wartime Operational Control?

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
President Moon’s recent remarks sparked fierce debate on retrieving South Korea’s wartime operational control from the United States.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs Want to Intercept North Korean Rocket Artillery Volleys
October 20, 2017

South Korea's Joint Chiefs Want to Intercept North Korean Rocket Artillery Volleys

By Ankit Panda
The ambitious system is like nothing else currently deployed across the world and would require considerable investment.

The Case Against Nukes in South Korea
October 17, 2017

The Case Against Nukes in South Korea

By Bruce Klingner
Nuclear weapons aren't a solution to growing South Korean doubts about U.S. resolve and commitment.
South Korea Carries Out Live-Fire Drill After North Korean Nuclear Test
September 04, 2017

South Korea Carries Out Live-Fire Drill After North Korean Nuclear Test

By Ankit Panda
South Korea carries out a show-of-force after North Korea's latest nuclear test.

North Korea's 5th Nuclear Test Sends a Clear Message, But Who's Listening?
September 12, 2016

North Korea's 5th Nuclear Test Sends a Clear Message, But Who's Listening?

By Ankit Panda
North Korea is getting to the point where it'll have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles ready to fly.

A Korean Conscientious Objector in Paris
May 19, 2015

A Korean Conscientious Objector in Paris

By Yena Lee
Rather than military service, a young South Korean pacifist is seeking asylum in France.

US, South Korea Discuss Operational Control (OPCON) Transfer
June 17, 2014

US, South Korea Discuss Operational Control (OPCON) Transfer

By Ankit Panda
The two allies held a high-level meeting to discuss the transfer of wartime operational control of South Korean forces.
South Korea Military Mulls Future
December 23, 2011

South Korea Military Mulls Future

International attention may be focused north of the border. But the case of a gay soldier could spark a rethink of South Korea’s military conscription.

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