All able-bodied young Korean men are required to serve in the military for about two years, with limited exemptions offered for those with outstanding achievements in sports and arts that "raise the national profile," under the Military Service Act.
There have been criticisms that the exemption system is unfair in excluding pop musicians, such as the members of BTS, which has topped the Billboard 200 albums chart more than once.
Announcing a revision to the military service law on Thursday, the government reiterated its position that BTS and other pop stars will still be subject to military service, as it seeks to reduce the exemption system due to a shortage of people eligible for national service.
able-bodied：名詞，體格健全的、強壯的。All able-bodied young men were forced to join the army.（所有體格健全的年輕男子都被強徵入伍。）
exemption：名詞，免除、豁免。Tom was granted exemption from military service.（湯姆獲准免服兵役。）
chart：名詞，圖表、航海圖、排行榜。It has been number one in the charts for one month.（它佔據排行榜首位已長達一個月。）