Ministry of National Defense (South Korea)

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Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Korea
Emblem of the Ministry of National Defense (South Korea) (English).svg
Agency overview
Formed 15 August 1948 (1948-08-15)
Jurisdiction Government of South Korea
Headquarters Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Agency executives
Website Official website

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) is a department within the government of South Korea and responsible for the military branches of South Korea. It was established on 15 August 1948[1] and located at Yongsan-dong, Yongsan District, Seoul.[2]



The Ministry of National Defense is allegedly active in military-level censorship such as book banning[3] and screening of mobile apps[4] within the military hierarchy.

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  1. ^ "History of Ministry of National Defense" ROK Ministry of National Defense Retrieved 2012-04-11
  2. ^ "Location." (Archive) Ministry of National Defense. Retrieved on January 1, 2014. "Yongsan-dong 3 Ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 140-701"
  3. ^ Kim, Eun-jung (8 February 2012). "Constitutional Court upholds ban on 'seditious books' in military". Yonhap News. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  4. ^ Bae, Ji-sook (7 February 2012). "Military to screen all mobile apps". Korean Herald. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 

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