Accession Number:

ADA209501

Title:

Korea and United States National Security

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The Korean peninsula still remains a potential flash point which could lead to major East-West confrontation. United States policy toward the Republic of Korea has often been characterized by vacillation and uncertainty. It is imperative that U.S. strategies take into account the current frictions between the U.S. and South Korea, and establish a policy which protects the regional interests of our allies while maintaining American influence in the Pacific. As nationalism sweeps through South Korea, it is vital for the U.S. to address important issues causing friction between our countries forward deployment of U.S. military forces on the peninsula the alleged basing of nuclear weapons on Korean soil continuance of a military command structure which places a U.S. general officer in control of a significant portion of South Koreas military forces. Through a visionary assessment of our role in an emerging multipolar world, the U.S. can develop an appropriate force structure and integrated strategy which will ensure regional stability while providing for continued economic and political growth throughout South Korea, the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE