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ROK-US alliance : Current state and tasks ahead

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Frame of Image alliance consists of attitudinal and behavioral components: Korea and the U.S. should lay out common strategic objectives of the alliance; then they should discuss roles, missions, and capabilities of each of their forces, meaning that they should work out specific operational guidelines regarding how to construct military command and control in preparation for the transfer of wartime operational control in 2015, and how to manage location of forces. These issues need to be discussed at the 2+2 meeting, started at the Lee government. Also, a roadmap for the comprehensive ROK-US alliance, including the defense and foreign policies, should be drawn up. B. Cooperation in dealing with North Korea a. Policy toward North Korea When it comes to the ROK-U.S. cooperation on the North Korea issue, it
should be the Korean government who assumes a leading role in drafting comprehensive policy toward North Korea. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is a hard-liner who would not tolerate North Korea’s nuclear program and he denounced the U.S. unilateralism, hinting at the possibility of U.S.-North Korea dialogue. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel argued in his speech at the Brookings Institution in 2008 that “Engagement is not appeasement. Diplomacy is not appeasement.” He was also in favor of the Bush Administration’s decision to remove North Korea from a list of state sponsors of terror. Thus, the U.S. policy toward North Korea in the coming years is likely to center on dialogue and negoti


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Title ROK-US alliance
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Current state and tasks ahead

Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Kim, Hyun-wook

Publisher

[Seoul]:Korea National Diplomatic Academy

Date 2013-02
Series Title; No IFANS Brief / 2013-04
Pages 3
Subject Country United States(Americas)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Government and Law < International Politics
Holding IFANS