Establish bilateral mechanisms to ensure US-ROK military effectiveness of nuclear umbrella and other
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9, according to South Korea, “Central Daily” website reported on 9, Oct. 8, Korea and the U.S. decided to set up permanent institutions to ensure that the United States provide a nuclear umbrella to South Korea, conventional combat and other “extended deterrence (extended deterrence)” the effectiveness.
8, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates in Washington with visiting South Korean Defense Minister Kim tae meeting decided to establish bilateral military mechanism, both in the extended deterrence of normalization negotiations, to ensure that the United States to South Korea effectiveness of the nuclear umbrella provided.
Robert Gates and Kim tae held in Washington, attended the 42nd Hanmei An insurance agreement will (SCM). Reported that, in addition to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), but this is the first time the U.S. for extended deterrence and the allies to establish a permanent cooperation agencies.
two countries also signed an agreement, even in the 2015 transfer of wartime operational command of South Korean military, the United States, South Korea will also provide practical and secure full operational capability until Korea completely independent defense capacity up; while ensuring the sustained development of the alliance between the two countries, the United States would support South Korea’s military. Including the two ministers signed the contents of the “defense cooperation guidelines”, “strategic alliance 2015″ and “strategic planning approach” three documents.
two ministers also agreed to ensure that will be held November 11 to 12 in Seoul at the G20 summit was successfully held, maintaining a solid ROK-US joint crisis management system. To this end, also decided to move in on the surveillance and reconnaissance and early warning, preparedness for biological and chemical weapons, terrorist attacks, strengthening the immediate response to other aspects of combat support and assistance to strengthen the United States.
South Korean officials said the establishment of extended deterrence policy committee in addition to North Korea a clear deterrent message to convey, the South Korean people can effectively alleviate concerns about North Korea’s nuclear program. The two sides issued a joint statement after the meeting reiterated, would not accept a nuclear North Korea, called on North Korea completely, verifiable to abandon its nuclear program.
According to reports, the so-called “extended deterrence” refers to the composition of the U.S. nuclear umbrella in addition to the existing ground, submarine-launched nuclear missiles and strategic bombers, nuclear missiles under the cast, but also to provide cutting-edge conventional combat.