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Recently, the USFK has proposed to retain the Korea-US joint commander Ministry, and the artillery brigade of the second division of the USFK to remain on the Han River north of this compared with the strategy of the Bush administration in the period of the Roh Moo-hyun government to promote a 180-degree change.
in 2004, the Bush administration to war in Iraq on the grounds that the 4000 U.S. 2nd Division troops deployed from South Korea. At that time, the forces have helicopters, armored vehicles and other fire equipment have all been transferred. In addition, the Bush administration to promote the transfer of wartime operational control to South Korea, while the dissolution of the ROK-US Combined Forces Command. The Bush administration has also decided stationed at the stop near the front lines of the U.S. second division transferred to the flat Zeki to. Deployed troops from South Korea to support the war in Iraq and Afghanistan wars on two fronts. Roh Moo-hyun government openly demonstrated the anti-American tendencies and the United States to do this decision had an impact.
2009 happens change. After the 2008 economic crisis, the center of the world to Asia. New stage Obama administration stressed the importance to the Asian strategy is for this reason, the professor of Seoul National University the Zhaodong Jun (sound) said: “After the economic crisis between the U.S. security commitment and availability of the highest financial into a dilemma. To solve the this problem, U.S. researchers on how to obtain the best results for the least cost, and after that to retain the ROK-US Combined Forces Command, the U.S. military stationed in the Han River north is the best solution. “
in the military oppression of the U.S. fiscal war in Iraq the end of the withdrawal of troops and Afghanistan, U.S. troops are no longer tight. Some analysts believe that the Apache helicopter battalion may be re-deployed to South Korea, used to curb North Korea’s provocation, rather than transferred back to the United States.
was pointed out the the Cheonan event manufactured in Korea in 2010 and taeyonpyong shelling become the decisive opportunity to rethink the policy of the Korean Peninsula. The South Korean government official said: “within the U.S. government believes that happen again ‘days of the ship’, Yin Ping Island such a thing, the situation of the Korean Peninsula will be out of control.”
In addition, the loss of the US-Japan alliance original function, in order to achieve the first goal to contain China, the U.S. Foreign and Security, the United States only on the geopolitical value of the Korean Peninsula to give more attention.
Korea Institute for Defense Fellow the Jinchang Xiu (sound): “from the strengthening of Korea’s deterrence perspective, who as commander of the Combined Forces Command is a minor problem because the Korea-US joint operations in wartime can not happen unilaterally under the direction or command of the situation. “University of Foreign Studies professor Palace England (sound): as the cost of strengthening the defensive posture of the Korean Peninsula, the United States, South Korea and more sharing of defense costs.”