For U.S. and South Korea, Missile Defense Looms as Next Big Challenge

Weitz, Richard
October 2014
World Politics Review (Selective Content);10/28/2014, p1
The article reports on the decision by South Korea and the U.S. to postpone the planned transfer of wartime operational control to South Korean forces by the end of 2015, as discussed by South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during a meeting in October 2014. Factors behind the decision include a perceived need to improve the security environment on the Korean Peninsula. Both sides also addressed the missile capabilities of North Korea.


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