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Saturday, Feb 27, 2021

BTS: Mandatory military service or boy band?

South Korean boy band BTS has fans around the world and their stardom seems unstoppable. Except... it might come to a sudden halt because of South Korea's mandatory military service, where they'd spend 18 months out of the spotlight, training for potential war on the Korean Peninsula. Fans say they should be exempt, while others say they need to do their duty. Frank Smith reports.
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