U.S. and South Korea Agree to Delay Shift in Wartime Command
By CHOE SANG-HUNOCT. 24, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea — The United States has moved to ease jitters among conservative South Koreans by agreeing to delay the return of wartime control of the South Korean military to Seoul until its forces are better prepared to deter North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats or fight it in a war.
The United States assumed operational control of South Korea’s military in 1950 after it rushed American troops to the Korean Peninsula during the Korean War. It returned peacetime control to Seoul in 1994, but it was still obligated to command combined American-South Korean forces in the event of war.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
The United States has a unique military relationship with S. Korea and this is the first time I head of it:
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