South Korean government ministry responsible for military and national defense affairs
The Ministry of National Defense (MND, Korean: 국방부) is a department within the government of South Korea (ROK) and responsible for the military branches of South Korea. It was established on 15 August 1948 and located at Yongsan-dong, Yongsan District, Seoul. The ministry was established following the foundation of ROK in 1948, superseding the Department of Internal Security (DIS, 국내경비부) in charge of Korean armed forces under the United States Army Military Government (USAMGIK) during the Allied occupation era.
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