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Moon names spy chief as top adviser, reshuffles security ranks
Moon names spy chief as top adviser, reshuffles security ranks
Politics
President Moon Jae-in on Friday replaced his top foreign policy and national security officials, naming Suh Hoon director of the National Security Office, top security adviser to the president. Suh is a longtime veteran on North Korea policy who helped to orchestrate the three inter-Korean summits in 2018. Park Jie-won, a former special envoy to North Korea who met both Kim Jong-un and his late father Kim Jong-il, was named to head the spy agency. The four-term lawmaker is a vocal supporte
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 Forcible discharge of transgender sergeant justifiable: military
Forcible discharge of transgender sergeant justifiable: military
Social affairs
An appeal by a former Korean sergeant, who was forcibly discharged from the military after sex reassignment surgery, to revoke the decision to has been denied, the Army said Friday.  Byun Hee-soo, 22, was discharged from the military on Jan. 22 after undergoing sex reassignment surgery while enlisted, despite her wish to continue service as a female officer. What she has done “falls into reasons deemed unfit” for military service in accordance with the current law, the
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