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South Korean Armed Forces’ Peace Operation and Scheme for Improving Stability Operation Capacity

김민진 1 김윤빈 1 김한석 1 남궁재 1 신기환 1 예지훈 1 이주혁 1 채상훈 1 최건우 1 허성근 1 허현무 1 홍충표 1 Kim, InSoo 2

1육군사관학교 KMAIR
2육군사관학교

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ABSTRACT

The goal of This study is to discuss conceptual closeness between South Korea's peace operation and stabilization operation, thus suggesting that South Korean armed forces can secure opportunities for field exercise and training, which is required to contribute to peace building in the country at civil war and to promote capability of stabilization operation by expanding participations in UN PKO in the civil war countries. In order to support this argument, this study examined how UN PKO activities varied across nations participating in UNOSOM I and the extent to which South Korean armed forces carried out tasks associated with stabilization operation during its peace operations. Major findings go as follows. First, UN PKO activities varied greatly according to the participants' defense policies. If a participant accomplish more tasks associated with stabilization operation, Somali people in the sectors allocated to the participant is more likely to live in a better security condition. Second, South Korean armed forces putting priority on SOC restoration and humanitarian aid have not been actively involved in civilian security support and civilian control, which was closely associated with stabilization operation. This gives a policy implication that South Korea's peace operation should be expanded toward peace enforcement and peace building, which can contribute to improving South Korea's military capacity for stabilization operation.

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