Security Trends and U.S.-ROK Military Planning in the 1990s
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In 1989, RAND began a collaborative research project with the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses KIDA to assess possible changes in the roles, missions, capabilities, costs, and responsibilities of U.S. and South Korean military forces in light of changes in the global and regional security environments and emerging technology. The project has three aims to formulate several broad alternatives for the two allies forces to consider how the two allies might bear their costs and burdens, in keeping with the changing capabilities of their national economies and the respective constraints on them and to evaluate those alternatives from both U.S. and South Korean perspectives. The research was sponsored by the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Director of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense. It was carried out in the International Economic Policy program of the National Defense Research Institute, RANDs federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff. Research was completed in July 1990. The initial draft of this Note was revised slightly following a RANDKIDA meeting in November 1990, but no new substantive research was conducted. The Note should be of interest to policymakers in the defense and foreign policy communities of both South Korea and the United States.
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