ESC's Analytical Support to the ROK - 1970 to 1990
Final rept. Oct-Dec 1990,
ARMY ENGINEER STUDIES CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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This paper reviews current and past Engineer Studies Center ESC analytical efforts supporting the defense of the Republic of Korea ROK. This paper also provides unclassified abstracts of classified and unclassified ESC publications that have been written in support of the defense of the ROK. ESC found in its review that for over 20 years 1970 to 1990, we have provided high-quality, critical, and responsive studied in support of the defense of the ROK. These studies address a wide range of topics and problems-from tunnel detection to the effectiveness of the South Korean barrier system. These studies look not only at engineer-related problems--but intelligence, logistical, and strategic planning problems well. During the early 1970s. ESC concentrated on issues relating to U.S. base development throughout the Korean Peninsula. Later, ESC focused on tunnel neutralization. In the early 1980s, ESC began to concentrate on the vulnerability of fixed-bases, particulary air bases. ESC also performed several terrain analyses of approach corridors along the Demilitarized Zone DMZ. Using this foundation, ESC began to concentrate on combat engineer assessments and the effectiveness of the Korean barrier system. Today, ESC continues to support our national security interests in the Northeast Asian region by analyzing the impact of force drawdowns on facility requirements in the ROK.
- Defense Systems
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics