South Korea Looks to Wider Security Role

Axe, David
December 2009
World Politics Review;12/23/2009, p2
The article focuses on the efforts of the government of South Korea to improve on its regional security, as it has rarely deployed troops outside its borders, despite having a technologically advanced military and an almost 1 trillion U.S. dollars gross domestic product as of December 2009. As part of its plan, South Korea is planning a second deployment to Afghanistan in 2010, pledging a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) and an infantry force of around 500 troops. The impact of tensions between North and South Korea on the security plan is discussed.


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