David Choi, Stars and Stripes

David Choi

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Recent articles by David:

Pelosi confers in Seoul as China steps up military exercises encircling Taiwan

Pelosi arrived at Osan Air Base with her delegation Wednesday evening, leaving behind an effective blockade of self-governing Taiwan by Chinese military forces mounting an expansive exercise. → Read More

US military infections remain stable amid COVID-19 surge in South Korea

U.S. Forces Korea reported 316 new COVID-19 cases in the week ending Monday, according to an update on its website. → Read More

North Korea says Pelosi's trip to Taiwan violates China's 'territorial integrity’

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was an “impudent interference” in China’s internal affairs, according to a statement from the North Korean Foreign Ministry. → Read More

North Korea’s missiles to blame for upscaled US-South Korean military drills, South says

North Korea has conducted 17 rounds of missile tests so far this year in addition to several artillery drills, which has strengthened the U.S.-South Korea alliance, according to officials. → Read More

‘Courage and sacrifice’: UN Command honors Korean War veterans on armistice’s 69th anniversary

About 150 service members from the U.S., South Korea and other countries have marked 69 years since the end of the Korean War at a ceremony in Seoul. Despite an armistice, the border between North and South Korea remains a hostile zone seven decades on. → Read More

New arrivals to South Korea must immediately take a PCR test amid COVID-19 surge

USFK personnel should take the PCR test within a day of their arrival in South Korea, and their movements are restricted until the test returns a negative result. → Read More

State Department rejects suggestion North Koreans could restore eastern Ukraine

A Russian ambassador’s suggestion to employ North Korean laborers for restoration projects in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine is “an affront to the sovereignty” of Kyiv, a U.S. official said. → Read More

Exercise puts American troops under South Korean command for first time

Hundreds of U.S. soldiers are under the South Korean army’s operational control for the first time during a brigade-level training exercise in the mountainous northeastern province of Gangwon. → Read More

South Korea’s new top general emphasizes ‘blood bond’ with US troops

South Korean Army Gen. Kim Seung-kyum, the new chairman of his nation’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, made his first visit to the largest U.S. overseas military base. → Read More

South Korea’s Yoon in military meeting vows to punish North Korean provocations

North Korea may expect swift punishment in the event its communist rulers compromise the security of their neighbor to the south, the South Korean president said. → Read More

US and South Korean stealth fighters train together for the first time

U.S. F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters arrived in South Korea for a 10-day stay and their first training exercises with F-35s from South Korea, the South Korean Defense Ministry said. → Read More

Trump’s personal diplomacy with North Korea was fruitless, Mattis says

Donald Trump’s unconventional summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018 and 2019 produced nothing, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. → Read More

INDOPACOM chief calls North’s Korean War aggression ‘very similar’ to Ukrainian conflict

Russia’s invasion of its neighbor Ukraine bears similarities to North Korea’s invasion of its neighbor 72 years ago, the U.S. commander in the Indo-Pacific said. → Read More

Overseas retirees left guessing on cuts to US military mail

Several categories of patrons are inappropriately benefiting from overseas mail delivery by the Military Postal Service Agency, the Department of Defense said recently, although it stopped short of identifying them. → Read More

Parts delay puts elevator repairs at US base in South Korea on hold

Repairs to a dozen elevators out of order at Camp Humphreys, some in housing areas, are delayed by a three-to-five-month parts backlog, according to the base. → Read More

South Korea’s top general says farewell to US forces

USFK held a farewell ceremony for retiring South Korean air force Gen. Won In Choul. → Read More

Military postal system plans to end mail privileges for overseas military retirees

The change is scheduled to affect all Air/Army Post Office, or APO, and Fleet Post Office, or FPO, addresses worldwide. → Read More

Allied fighter formations show resolve in wake of North Korean missile tests

U.S. and South Korean fighter jets flew together Tuesday in a display of force that included four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the U.S. Air Force → Read More

North Korea fires 8 ballistic missiles off eastern coast, South’s military says

The launches mark the 17th round of missile tests so far this year by North Korea and its first in June. → Read More

South Korean special forces captain charged with spying for North Korea

A special operations officer in the South Korean army allegedly traded military secrets to a North Korean hacker in exchange for nearly $70,000 in cryptocurrency, according to a South Korean military affidavit. → Read More