Accession Number : ADA264611


Title :   The Future of United States Forces in Korea


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Kim, Jin H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264611.pdf


Report Date : 22 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : The end of Cold War has been transforming the international strategic environment. These changes inevitably require a new type of USFK which was constructed under the Cold War structure. USFK performed its mission successfully in deterring another Korean War and keeping peace and stability throughout Northeast Asia. As world order evolves, USFK's mission will focus on regional stability. Consequently, the primary role of USFK is changing from deterring North Korean aggression to keeping stability in Northeast Asia. The role change will be followed by a change in USFK's size, structure and command relationships. However, this transformation will be proceeded in accordance with the strategic environmental evolution of the Korean Peninsula. USFK will be required to keep the regional stability in Northeast Asia. This will be beneficial to the ROK and the U.S. in the future. Therefore, the transformation of USFK must be contemplated under the close cooperation between the ROK and the United States.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *FOREIGN POLICY , STABILITY , UNITED STATES , INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , POLITICAL ALLIANCES , MISSIONS , COLD WAR , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , COOPERATION , NORTHEAST ASIA


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE