Tag Archives: Republic of Korea

Deterring North Korea

Much of international security depends on maintaining credible deterrence. Effective deterrence relies on two key factors: capability and credibility. In order to prevent a hostile force from attacking, countries need to be able to show that they have the resources … Continue reading

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South Korea-U.S. Military Relations: Wartime Operational Control

South Korean Military war time Operational Control (OPCON) is under the authority of the US-ROK Combined Forces Command, which is always led by a four star US general.  South Korea is the only country that does not have wartime OPCON … Continue reading

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Anti-Americanism in South Korea: Why one of our closest allies has mixed feelings

Roots of Anti-American Sentiment             In a 2011 BBC poll on countries perceptions of the United States’ influence in the world only 36 percent of South Koreans found that it was a positive influence, and 32 percent found that it … Continue reading

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