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  1. Return of army base 'liberates' Seoul

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After 124 years, freed up plot to become city's Central Park In the heart of Seoul there is a piece of land that could be mistaken for small-town America. It has everything, from its ... of communication in that pre-railway age,' said Andrei Lankov lecturer in the Asian studies faculty of the Australian National University. As Seoul emerged from the civil war, Yongsan, then hosting US ...

  2. Seoul should be able to defend itself by now

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... Doug Bandow When a South Korean warship recently sank in the Yellow Sea, suspicions immediately turned to North Korea. This scare should remind Seoul that the Korean Peninsula remains ... havoc in any war, but almost certainly would lose badly. The South has more modern, better- trained forces. And America's capabilities are without peer. Yet, Seoul remains unnecessarily ...

  3. Missile shield may be Seoul's best defence

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the US fit that bill. The idea has yet to clear policy and budgetary hurdles. But officials in Seoul say China has already objected. US-led missile defence in the region irks Beijing. ... systems may well be Seoul's most effective response to the North's provocation. South Korea's building a missile shield that co-ordinates with the US-Japan system has multiple ...

  4. Seoul may deploy Patriot missiles

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent in Singapore South Korea is considering deploying Patriot anti-missile batteries in the wake of North Korea's sinking of one of its warships- a move that risks angering Beijing by deepening Seoul's involvement in US-led regional missile defence. Senior South Korean officials say Beijing has already warned against such a move ...

  5. Piracy threat forcing Seoul to step aboard

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk Seoul looks set to join the battle against pirates off the coast of Africa. The entry of South Korean destroyers into those troubled waters would represent a significant step in the nation's role as a global commercial and military power. Will South Korea also accept an expanded role in the initiative to monitor the passage of nuclear arms missiles- which would represent ...

  6. Seoul stops labelling Pyongyang 'the enemy'

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Dropping the description reflects desire to improve relations with North Korea For the first time in more than half a century, South Korea has dropped its ... Prosperity and National Security' says Seoul's neighbour 'still remains a direct threat to our security', but the decision to drop the contentious 'main enemy' label ...

  7. A dangerous distraction for Seoul

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... of his time with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, during her recent tour of Asia, lecturing her about Tokto and Japan? The impression in Seoul is that the US and Japan are working together to intimidate both North and South Koreans. Under these circumstances, Seoul and Pyongyang have turned to Beijing- the North has no other friend, and the South increasingly sees China as a balancing ...

  8. Seoul aims to keep troops in Iraq for an extra year

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Extension is seen as a payback for delayed US pullout from peninsula South Korea is planning a controversial one-year extension of its troop deployment in Iraq. Analysts are interpreting the move as payback after Washington's decision to delay a partial pullout of US soldiers from the Korean peninsula. Seoul's Defence Ministry said parliamentary ...

  9. Nuclear disarmament can't escape realpolitik

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer We have just had the second Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. It got surprisingly little attention from the international media although over 50 countries attended. Nobody ... of international co-operation. Some progress was made on this issue in Seoul, but the real problem is that there are far too many nuclear weapons in the world. The only plausible source of a terrorist bomb ...

  10. President defends push to take over troop command

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-Sung in Seoul US control akin to outsourcing the country's leader, Roh says Washington's push to hand over wartime command of South Korean forces has prompted a fierce ... television, according to a transcript provided by Mr Roh's office. Seoul has proposed a handover date of 2012, but a letter sent by US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld to his South Korean ...




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