Accession Number:

ADA224092

Title:

U.S. Security Policy for the Republic of Korea in the 1990's

Descriptive Note:

Individual study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

The United States military presence in the Republic of Korea has been the guarantor of peace on the Korean peninsula for the past thirty-six years. That presence has also ensured a balance of power in Northeast Asia which has contributed greatly to the political stability and tremendous economic vitality of the area -- a region where the U.S. has vital security and economic interests. Today, the American military presence in South Korea is being challenged by both Washingtons friends and adversaries in the region, as well as by many U.S. politicians back home. In spite of these challenges and the dramatic changes which have taken place in South Korea and the entire region over the past twenty years, there has been no serious rethinking of the United States role in Korea. As we approach the decade of the 1990s and the next century the United States must assess the many issues facing the U.S. presence in South Korea and determine what Americas future role on the peninsula will be. This paper attempts to contribute to that assessment. edc

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE