TITLE

South Korea Looks to Wider Security Role

AUTHOR(S)
Axe, David
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
World Politics Review;12/23/2009, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
47592617

 

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