13 June 2017

News Story: (South Korean) Defense minister nominee vows military reform

SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) -- The defense minister nominee said on Monday the military needs to be reformed to accommodate the changing warfare environment, vowing major renovation efforts.

"(We) need to make a really wonderful military which serves and sacrifices for the public and which the public trusts," Song Young-moo, President Moon Jae-in's pick for the next defense minister, told reporters after his meeting with incumbent Minister Han Min-koo at the ministry in central Seoul.

"The warfare paradigms for the Army, Navy and Air Force are surely changing... I mean we need to think about a new military that could (correspond to) the changes of the warfare environment and weapons system," Song noted.

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