THE CONTINUING US MILITARY COMMITMENT TO SOUTH KOREA: RATIONALE AND STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS

Authors
  1. Rasiulis, A.P.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The paper examines the rationale and strategic significance of the U.S. military presence in South Korea. Stationed under the jurisdiction of the 1950 U.N. commitment to defend South Korea from territorial aggression, and the 1953 Armistice agreement, the U.S. forces form the backbone of the South Korean deterrence equation. The findings in the report indicate that the U.S. forces have a strategic impact. Not only do they enhance the defensive position of the Republic of Korea, but they also have a significant politically stabilizing effect on North East Asia. Their presence reflects American strategic concern in the affairs of this region.
Report Number
PR-206 — Project Report
Date of publication
15 Feb 1983
Number of Pages
31
DSTKIM No
83-01457
CANDIS No
39346
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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