18 July 2017

News Story: Defense minister calls for new paradigm in combat posture

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's defense chief on Monday reaffirmed his push for a sweeping reform of the country's armed forces for a "new war paradigm."

Inspecting the operation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Defense Minister Song Young-moo cited grave security conditions on the peninsula.

"The current security situation on the Korean Peninsula is serious enough to be called 'the worst security crisis' since the (1950-53) Korean War," he told JCS service members.

The government is making various efforts to address the problem, he added, as his ministry proposed inter-Korean military talks later this week.

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