Accession Number:

ADA210414

Title:

Prospects for an Increased Naval Role for the Republic of Korea in Northeast Asian Security.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1988-Feb 1989

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The Republic of Koreas robust economy and diverse global interests are encouraging ROK officials and scholars to contemplate a broader range of security interests than they have in the past. ROK naval options are included in that spectrum. Though the ROK remains preoccupied by a continental orientation, focused on the North Korean threat, defense intellectuals in South Korea are interested in the following broader security themes SLOC defenses, regional naval security, industrial cooperation in naval areas, and the possibilities of a Korean maritime strategy. The ROK seems interested in expanding its naval horizons and capabilities, but those aspirations may be tempered by changes in Northeast Asia which may alter the context in which Seoul must implement its policies. Keywords Sea lanes of communications Maritime strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE