December 08, 2023


Chun In-bum

Chun In-bum

Retired Lieutenant General In-Bum Chun entered the Korea Military Academy in 1977. Chun was commissioned an infantry officer in 1981 as class 37. Chun became the youngest officer in the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army history to be an aide to a three-star general with a rank of lieutenant. Chun commanded a combat division and the Korean Special Forces. Chun retired from active duty as of July of 2016, and continues to contribute to the improvement of ROK military capabilities and animal welfare.


South Korea should take charge of the UN Command’s evolution

Shifting from a dependent ally to a proactive leader, South Korea must rewrite its military and strategic narrative

Chun In-bumChun In-bumNovember 16, 2023

How South Korea can respond to warming North Korea-Russia relations

As North Korea and Russia deepen ties, South Korea, with US and Japan, must navigate the evolving geopolitical landscape

Chun In-bumChun In-bumOctober 11, 2023

How a botched military probe risks eroding South Korean national security

Marine’s death has ignited political debate about military safety and readiness, while shining light on legal reforms

Chun In-bumChun In-bumAugust 23, 2023

How South Korea’s Jamboree debacle fuels concerns about its national security

Were issues such as seeming irresponsibility and corruption an isolated event or indicative of larger societal issues?

Chun In-bumChun In-bumAugust 14, 2023

Fixing South Korea’s military service pay gap is a strategic imperative

Resolving military morale and high turnover rates requires a cultural shift toward respect and value in military ranks

Chun In-bumChun In-bumJune 29, 2023

It’s time for South Korea to embrace tactical nuclear weapons to defend itself

North Korea’s recent weapons tests dramatically tip the scale in its favor. Seoul cannot be caught flat-footed.

Chun In-bumChun In-bumMay 3, 2022