Category Military

1-(4) Consensus for drafting women (여성징병제)

Article: Date: March 13, 2014 Summary: A constitutional appeal on the current conscription system which is said to violate equal rights and military duty for all Koreans under the Constitution has been turned down. The reasons behinds the decision are that the court believes such an issue has to be determined through social consensus rather than the […]

1-(3) Soldiers deserves to be recognized (군가산점제도)

Article: Date: June 28, 2014 Summary: This is an opinion piece on the issue ‘should special reward points be granted to male applicants for public offices?’ The author says that additional points should be granted and he gives out few reasons. Some of them are: male population has increasingly begun to consider military service as a […]

1-(2) Two soldiers die during torture-training exercise (포로체험훈련 사망사건)

Article: Date: September 04, 2014 Summary: Two commandos died and one was injured during captivity survival training which has the purpose of teaching Special Forces soldiers on how to endure interrogations and torture and how to possibly escape. Although the military said there were no torture or violence used during the training, they are being criticized because […]

1-(1) Warrant requested for soldier who fled rampage (임병장사건)

Article: Date: July 09, 2014 Summary: This article is related to the accident occurred on June 20, a 22years old Sergeant Lim fatally shooting five and injuring seven of his fellow soldiers in a rampage. The reason behind his action, revealed by the Sergeant’s suicide note was that he had a hard time fitting in […]