The Future of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance
Technical Report,13 Aug 2018,14 Jun 2019
US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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The ROK-US Alliance has demonstrated incredible resoluteness since its inception in 1953. It survived calls for a reduction in US combat power from Presidents Nixon and Carter. It responded to Secretary Rumsfelds need to deploy US forces from the Korean Peninsula to the Middle East. It adapted to President Bushs nuclear weapons withdrawal. All of this has demonstrated the ability of the Alliance to adapt to changing military and geo-political conditions or risk becoming obsolete. This work explores a future scenario where the two Koreas are not at war and the Alliance must again adapt. This paper proposes that the Alliance be re-framed as a ROK-US integrated command tasked with a larger regional security role outside the Korean Peninsula.
- Government and Political Science