Tag Archives: Cold War

U.S.-ROK Alliance- Restraining South Korea

The first priority of the U.S. alliance is to deter North Korea from invading South Korea again. The second priority of the alliance less advertised and less known; it is to restrain South Korea from provoking a war with North … Continue reading

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Origin of the U.S.- South Korea Alliance

The U.S. military was involved in Korea before the founding of the ROK itself, and was instrumental in shaping the early ROK government. After the Pacific War against Japan, the United States took control over the southern half of the … Continue reading

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Evolution of Post-Cold War South Korea-United States Military Relations

The United States Military has been instrumental in shaping perceptions of the United States in Korea, and has played an outsized role in the development of the South Korean state.  This relationship dates back to 1945 and the end of … Continue reading

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Thucydides and Post Soviet America

Something I found on my computer that I wrote about two years ago, forgive any parts that are a little dated, but I think the main ideas still stand.             Thucydides, a general from ancient Athens, wrote A History of … Continue reading

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Compellence; changing strategic values of this function of force

Another paper written for class, but I think that this one is interesting enough to post here.  Please excuse any typos, it was written with a time limit. During the Cold War there were four categories that characterized the functions … Continue reading

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