North Korean launch showed missile could have reached U.S. base in South Korea
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes Did North Korea test a short-range ballistic missile over the weekend? Experts say it’s clear the answer is yes, despite South Korea’s refusal to confirm any more than the firing of “several short-range projectiles” including a “new type of tactical guided weapon.” The defense... Read more
North Korea fires first missile into the sea since 2017
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes North Korea fired several short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, dealing a new challenge to the United States over stalled nuclear talks. President Donald Trump has cited the North’s decision to suspend nuclear and long-range... Read more
Tours to DMZ village to resume on southern side of Korean border this week
Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang Stars and Stripes Tours to the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom will resume this week and visitors will be allowed to explore an expanded area, the South Korean defense ministry said Monday. The popular tours to the Joint Security Area,... Read more
US-led command approves S. Korea’s ‘DMZ peace trail’ plan
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes The U.S.-led United Nations Command gave the green light on Tuesday for South Korea to start developing hiking trails in the heavily fortified border that divides the peninsula. Seoul announced earlier this month that it planned to allow the public to hike on so-called... Read more
Tours to Korean border area likely to resume soon on southern side, UNC says
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes Tours to the southern side of the truce village that straddles the border with North Korea are likely to resume “in relatively short order,” the United Nations Command said Thursday. But the UNC and the two Koreas still need to agree on a code... Read more
North Korea announces first weapon test since summit collapse
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes North Korea has test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” it said Thursday, the first military move since the collapse of a nuclear summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. Kim supervised Wednesday’s test and praised it for having “very... Read more
South Koreans get rare peek inside US base expected to become Seoul’s Central Park
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes Shin Bong-nan has lived near this sprawling U.S. military base for 30 of her 73 years but never knew of the historical riches hidden behind the concertina-lined concrete walls. “It feels like another country,” she said Tuesday as she joined dozens of other South... Read more
S. Korean leader will try again to bring Trump, Kim back to the table
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes President Moon Jae-in headed to Washington on Wednesday to begin another round of summit diplomacy aimed at reviving nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meanwhile, was quoted as calling for creativity to deal with the... Read more
Despite no nuclear deal with North Korea, U.S. ending large-scale military drills with South Korea
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach an agreement on nuclear weapons Thursday, with Trump saying he had to “walk away” from a demand to lift economic sanctions in exchange for denuclearization. However, in a move that was... Read more

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