South Korea, the United States promised to provide a nuclear umbrella and other defense forces (Figure)
Data Figure: U.S. Navy Virginia-class nuclear submarines at sea
SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Xinhua correspondent classes Wei) is South Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visit to South Korea’s 22 commitments, including the U.S. nuclear umbrella will be mobilized to prevent offensive capability of conventional weapons and missiles to South Korea, including a full range of military forces to provide “extended deterrence.”
Gates and South Korean Defense Minister Kim tae day, co-chaired the 41st Hanmei An insurance agreement will be. The two sides issued a joint statement after the talks stressed that the Korean Peninsula crisis, the U.S. troops will not only local disposal, the disposal will be in the world’s military forces stationed overseas, including missile defense systems, from strategic level to enhance ROK-US Combined defense capability to protect South Korea’s security.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak visited the United States in June this year, Korea and the U.S. leaders in the “Future ROK-US alliance,” the joint document by the “extended deterrence” concept will provide the U.S. nuclear umbrella to South Korea next culture. Joint statement for the first time in text form of a clear extended deterrence of the specific means, namely mobilization, including the nuclear umbrella to prevent the offensive capability of conventional weapons and missiles, including a full range of military power.
Korea-US bilateral talks in the day once again stressed, would not accept a nuclear North Korea. North Korea fired short-range nuclear missile tests and the recent behavior not only violates the UN Security Council resolutions and the six-party talks joint document, but also Northeast Asia and the international community a serious threat to peace and security. Gates also said that the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is the top priority issues to be addressed. South Korea, the United States will continue to support the Korean Peninsula through dialogue to ease tensions and build with health and prosperity of the inter-Korean relations and the efforts.
Gates said the United States on Afghanistan and the aid to the South Korean government did not make any specific recommendations. South Korean government when, on the level of support which will be entirely by the South Korean government to decide.
on the transfer of wartime operational command to South Korea over the issue, Gates said that the current progress of the work is satisfactory, I believe the agreement will be the date of April 17, 2012 for the transfer. He also said, as allies, the United States will continue after the transfer of operational command of joint defense commitments to fulfill.