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ROK military transformation and ROK-US security and maritime cooperation : MD, PSI and Dokdo island

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Title ROK military transformation and ROK-US security and maritime cooperation
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MD, PSI and Dokdo island

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Kim, Taewoo

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[Washington, D.C.]:International Council on Korean Studies

Date 2008
Journal Title; Vol./Issue International Journal of Korean Studies:vol. 12(no. 1)
Pages 18
Subject Country United States(Americas)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < National security
Government and Law < International Politics
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Abstract

In the last decade the ROK-U.S. alliance has soured as the two ideologically slanted predecessor administrations of Kim Dae Jung and Roh Moo Hyun brandished ‘idealist policy experiments’ over issues critical to the alliance. Under the banner of ‘autonomy,’ the Roh administration initiated the 2007 decision to separate operational control (OPCON) and dismantle the Combined Forces Command (CFC) by 2012. The Defense Reform 2020 was a decisive masterpiece to placate the conservative realists critical to the Roh’s leftist experiments. The task of redressing the vestige of distortions belongs to the newly elected Lee Myung Bak, who already began restoration of the bilateral relations since the two summits in 2008, which promised to forge a ‘strategic alliance.’ (The rest omitted)