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ROK-U.S. maritime cooperation : A growing dimension of the alliance

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  • Roehrig, Terence
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Title ROK-U.S. maritime cooperation
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A growing dimension of the alliance

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Author(English)

Roehrig, Terence

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

Date 2010
Journal Title; Vol./Issue International Journal of Korean Studies:vol. 14(no. 1)
Pages 17
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 June 2009, Presidents Lee Myung-bak and Barack Obama concluded a “Joint Vision for the Alliance” that called for the ROK-U.S. relationship to be a “comprehensive strategic alliance of bilateral, regional, and global scope.” While the focus of the alliance remains deterring an attack from North Korea, increasingly Seoul and Washington are confronting a broader array of common challenges such as piracy, illegal fishing, human trafficking, and preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction that have a maritime dimension. Moreover, South Korea has undertaken a determined effort to expand and modernize its naval capabilities to build a blue water naval fleet. As a result, ROK-U.S. maritime cooperation has been growing and holds out an important opportunity for expanding and broadening the alliance.