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2008-06-20 09:00:00

After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the United States that a teenage soldier captured in the Korean War died a week after he "became mentally ill," according to documents provided to The Associated Press. China had long insisted that all POW questions were answered at the time of the truce in 1953 and that no Americans were moved to Chinese territory from North Korea. The little-known case of Army Sgt. Richard G....

2006-08-27 00:36:28

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has proposed South Korea assume wartime command of its troops from the United States in 2009, the South Korean defense ministry said on Sunday. That timeframe compares with Seoul's goal of taking command by 2012. In a letter to Seoul earlier this month, Rumsfeld also called for an "equitable" sharing of defense costs, the ministry said in a statement. "No decision has been made yet regarding the timing of wartime command...

2006-08-21 23:54:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it was considering a pre-emptive attack to counter a U.S.-South Korean joint military training drill that Pyongyang sees as a "war action," its official media reported on Tuesday. In its official media, North Korea said the drills were "an undisguised military threat and blackmail against the DPRK (North Korea) and a war action." The drills were a violation of the truce that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War, it said. "The Korean Peoples' Army side,...

2006-08-21 07:52:37

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. and South Korean troops began military drills on Monday that are likely to increase regional tensions already high due to the North's July 5 missile launches and reports it is preparing for a nuclear test. The annual exercises, dubbed Ulchi Focus Lens, have been held without major incident in South Korea for decades. Yet the North has branded them a prelude to invasion and nuclear war, vowing to boost its own nuclear deterrent in response....

2006-08-21 01:24:12

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has arrested a suspected North Korean spy who entered the country at a time when tensions are running high on the peninsula, a parliamentary official said on Monday, The arrest comes after North Korea defied international warnings and test fired seven missiles on July 5, and news reports from the United States last week said North Korea may be preparing to conduct its first nuclear weapons test. The official with the parliamentary Intelligence Committee,...

2006-08-21 01:43:14

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. and South Korean troops started military drills on Monday that are likely to increase regional tensions already high due to the North's July 5 missile launches and reports it is preparing for a nuclear test. The annual exercises, dubbed Ulchi Focus Lens, have been held without major incident in South Korea for decades. Yet the North has branded them as a prelude to invasion and nuclear war, vowing to boost its own nuclear deterrent in...

2006-08-20 23:59:19

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has arrested a suspected North Korean spy trying to enter the country at a time when tensions are running high on the peninsula, Yonhap news agency reported on Monday. The arrest report comes after North Korea defied international warnings and test fired seven missiles on July 5. News reports from the United States last week said North Korea may be preparing to conduct its first nuclear weapons test. South Korean intelligence agencies were not...

2006-08-09 03:21:01

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's planned takeover of wartime command of its troops from the United States will not weaken their alliance or lead to a pullout of the U.S. military from the country, a South Korean official said on Wednesday. Seoul, facing some criticism at home for a possible loss of national security through the move, has said it would be in the country's best interests to obtain wartime control of its troops. "It is far from the truth to claim that the...

2006-08-01 06:52:23

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korean troops exchanged gunfire across their heavily fortified border for the first time in about a year, a military official said on Tuesday. North Korean troops fired two shots at a South Korean guard post near the Demilitarized Zone late on Monday and South Korean troops returned six shots, an official said by telephone. "No one was injured in the incident," the Joint Chiefs of Staff official said, referring to South Korean...

2006-08-01 03:44:31

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korean troops exchanged gunfire across their heavily fortified border for the first time in about a year, a military official said on Tuesday. North Korean troops fired two shots at a South Korean guard post near the Demilitarized Zone late on Monday and South Korean troops returned six shots, an official said by telephone. "No one was injured in the incident," the Joint Chiefs of Staff official said, referring to South Korean...


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