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Oct. 28, 2017

Mattis: U.S. Will Not Accept Nuclear-Armed North Korea

“I cannot imagine a condition under which the United States would accept North Korea as a nuclear power,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said to reporters following talks with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo in Seoul, South Korea.

Oct. 28, 2017

Dunford Discusses Issues Confronting U.S.-South Korea Alliance

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke to reporters after two days of meetings in Seoul, where U.S. and South Korean defense leaders discussed the full range of issues confronting the alliance, including the North Korean threat.

Oct. 26, 2017

Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise Concludes in South Korea

American and South Korean maritime forces successfully completed the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise near the southern end of the Korean Peninsula.

Aug. 24, 2017

U.S., South Korean Military Leaders Reinforce Alliance

Top U.S. and South Korean military leaders spoke to reporters at Osan Air Base near the South Korean capital of Seoul to reinforce the alliance between the two countries and their combined resolve to deter North Korean threats.

June 8, 2017

U.S. Soldiers Strengthen Alliance, Readiness With South Korean Partners

Army Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, commanding general of 8th U.S. Army and chief of staff for the South Korean-U.S. Combined Forces Command, said 8th Army is especially ready to assist its partner, South Korea, in any combined endeavor and is prepared for combat operations at any time.

April 25, 2017

Face of Defense: Soldier Runs for Readiness in South Korea

Army Capt. Brandon Carius, a physician assistant serving in South Korea, ran 42 miles to demonstrate his commitment to readiness. Carius, who has participated in 20 marathons and nine ultramarathons, said that running is meditative, helping him to clear his mind.

April 17, 2017

Pence Thanks U.S., South Korean Troops at ‘Historic Frontier of Freedom’

Vice President Mike Pence spoke to U.S. and South Korean troops and answered their questions at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, where he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to its long-standing alliance with South Korea.

March 15, 2017

U.S.-South Korea Alliance Leaders Visit USS Carl Vinson

Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the top U.S. commander in South Korea, said the U.S. and South Korea alliance continues to enhance interoperability and key capabilities to ensure security and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the region.

March 3, 2017

U.S., South Korea Launch Annual Foal Eagle Exercise

Foal Eagle is a series of joint and combined ground, air, naval and special operations field exercises designed in the spirit of the U.S.-South Korean mutual defense treaty of 1953, a Pentagon spokesman said.

March 1, 2017

Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Discuss Alliance, Missile Defense

In a telephone call with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Han that the United States remains steadfast in its commitment to the defense of South Korea.

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