David Choi, Stars and Stripes

David Choi

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Past articles by David:

Monitoring missile launches a ‘complex beast,’ says Space Force commander in South Korea

The newest command in the Space Force is finding a clear role amid new threats from North Korea, according to its commander. → Read More

North Korea fires short-range missile ahead of US joint military drills with South

North Korea fired its fifth ballistic missile of the year after U.S. intelligence officials assessed that the communist regime had “no intention of abandoning” its weapons program. → Read More

Allies’ bomber mission aims to signal ‘overwhelming capabilities’ to North Korea

An American bomber escorted by South Korean fighters flew west of the Korean Peninsula, the latest in a series of airpower drills that North Korea deemed “muscle flexing.” → Read More

South Korea takes steps to resolve comfort women, wartime labor claims against Japan

South Korea’s government is pushing forward a plan to resolve its decades-long quarrel with Japan over the compensation for forced-labor victims during World War II. → Read More

Seoul skeptical of North Korea’s long-range cruise missile claims

“There is a difference” in North Korea’s claims and what South Korea and the United States determined through surveillance and reconnaissance assets, the Ministry of National Defense said. → Read More

South Korea returns remains of US service member lost in Korean War

The remains of a service member killed during the Korean War will soon be on their way to the US. → Read More

North Korea fires its first ballistic missile since January, South’s military says

The unidentified missile flew toward the East Sea, or Sea of Japan, the Joint Chiefs said. → Read More

‘Surprise attacks at any time’: South Korean defense report outlines North’s ongoing threats

South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup, left, U.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. Paul LaCamera, center, and South Korean Gen. Ahn Byung-seok attend the opening ceremony of the Combined Forces Command headquarters at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Nov. 15, 2022. (South Korea Ministry of National Defense) CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense revealed in a study… → Read More

Korean War history will soon be prerequisite at South’s version of West Point

The history of the Korean War will again become a required course at the Korea Military Academy. → Read More

US, South Korean fighters and bombers fly over Yellow Sea for year’s first joint air-power drill

South Korean F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters drilled with U.S. F-35Bs, F-22 Raptors and B-1B Lancer bombers over the Yellow Sea, the Ministry of National Defense said. → Read More

Expect higher exercise tempo from US and South Korean forces, Austin says in Seoul

The U.S. military presence in South Korea will be more visible in the near future due to North Korea’s continued threat to regional security, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said. → Read More

South Korean soldier accidentally fires machine gun near Military Demarcation Line

A South Korean soldier stationed near the border with North Korea accidentally fired a heavy machine gun during a weekend training session, according to military officials. → Read More

Top generals from US, South Korea agree to ‘new starting point’ for their armies

The top army generals from the United States and South Korea pledged to strengthen their military alliance and deepen their collaboration in technological ventures. → Read More

Both Koreas’ cross-border drone operations violated armistice, UN Command says

U.N. Command has concluded its investigation into a North Korean drone incursion last month and determined both Pyongyang and Seoul violated the armistice with their military operations. → Read More

Moving US military stocks from South Korea for Ukraine leaves no readiness impact, Pentagon says

Drawing American military supplies from South Korea to assist Ukraine in its war against Russia will not affect U.S. military readiness on the Korean Peninsula, military officials said Friday. → Read More

South Korea to expand military drills with Japan amid North Korean threats, defense chief says

The South Korean military intends to deepen its ties with Japan this year by restarting joint military exercises suspended since 2018, according to Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup. → Read More

US soldier who worked with Patriot missiles found dead in South Korea

Staff Sgt. Theresa Garris, 28, of Stroudsburg, Pa., served as a Patriot launching station enhanced operator and maintainer at Camp Carroll. → Read More

Stryker soldiers train alongside South Korean army’s new innovation brigade

U.S. troops drilled for the first time with a new South Korean army brigade created to test new weapons and tactics. → Read More

Army Strykers test their firepower for first time near border with North Korea

Around 41 Stryker vehicles from 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team took part in a live-fire exercise that in previous years involved an armored combat team. → Read More

Recon drones over North Korea did not violate armistice, South official says

The South Korean military flew its drones north of the border after North Korean drones were detected flying in the South for roughly five hours on Dec. 26, a spokesman for the South’s military said. → Read More