Accession Number : ADA468951


Title :   Transfer of Wartime Republic of Korea Command Authority


Descriptive Note : Strategy Research Project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Pyun, Jae P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a468951.pdf


Report Date : 28 Mar 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Since peacetime Operational Control (OPCON) of selected ROK Army forces was transferred from the United States to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) in 1994, a more positive and equitable relationship has been developed between the ROK and U.S. militaries. Meanwhile, the United States has restructured its forces in Korea to cope with new challenges in the 21st Century through modernization, force reduction, and relocation of the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK). Likewise, the ROK military has improved its capability to conduct theater operations and its self defense capability by transforming. Since then, the ROK leadership has become convinced that it is necessary to transfer wartime, as well as peacetime (Armistice period), command authority to the ROK government. The ROK Government anticipates this transfer occurring within the near future with the extension of its political-military role.


Descriptors :   *PEACETIME , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , UNITED STATES , POLITICAL SCIENCE , REDUCTION , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , KOREA , ARMY PERSONNEL , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , LEADERSHIP


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE