Monday, May 31, 2010

A Shift In The U.S. - South Korean Military Alliance

Seoul Weighs Shift in U.S. Military Ties -- Wall Street Journal

American and South Korean Leaders Plan New War Games and Strategy Sessions in Face of Rising Tensions With the North.

SEOUL—South Korea is reviewing its defense policy following North Korea's alleged sinking of a South Korean naval vessel, a process that could significantly change Seoul's military alliance with Washington, according to officials engaged in the process.

Over the past week, U.S. and South Korean leaders have outlined plans to conduct war games and strategy sessions to better equip the South for combating the type of submarine attack Pyongyang is accused by international investigators to have staged in March, killing 46 South Korean sailors.

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More News On The U.S. - South Korean Military Alliance

U.S. to Aid South Korea With Naval Defense Plan -- New York Times
U.S. Military Will Assist South Korea With Naval Defense -- Politics Daily
Pres. Lee Thanks US Congressional Officials' Support over Cheonan -- Arirang News
South Korea speeds up anti-submarine defenses -- Washington Post

My Comment: With China (and Japan) unwilling .... or unable ... to assist South Korea on the issue of North Korea, the South Koreans are turning to the only country that they can trust .... the U.S.

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