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Challenges to Consider in the Delay of the Changeover of Wartime Operational Control Authority and Future Directions

  • The Journal of Northeast Asia Research
  • Abbr : NEA
  • 2010, 25(2), pp.1-21
  • DOI : 10.18013/jnar.2010.25.2.001
  • Publisher : The Institute for Northeast Asia Research
  • Research Area : Social Science > Political Science > International Politics > International Relations / Cooperation

kim Jae Chul 1

1조선대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This study aims to present challenges that Korea should consider in the next 5 years and future directions to take as the changeover of wartime operational control authority was delayed on July 26, 2010. This delay was intended to contnue to uphold the existing agreement as it only adjusted the time of the changeover in consideration of the present security environment and the strategic conditions of the Korean peninsula. So far this has been based on our military level according to 『 Strategic Transition Plan(STP)』, but 『 Strategic Alliance 2015』, a new plan, is somewhat different in that it intends to agree with main alliances in the changing of wartime operation control authority. To develop stable conditions for the changover our challenges for the next five years are summarized as follows: ‘military stability’ at the level of the Joint Chiefs and ‘a guaranty of progressive conditions’ and ‘improved security environment’ at the government level. The main challenges for ‘military stability' are: securing the Korean armies' independent ability to deal with war, enhancing alliances based on a new security system, supplementing an allied emergency management system during war and peace time , enhancing collaboration of land, sea, and air forces, and introducing an external assessment system. The governments' challenges are: allocating a budget for national defence to secure advanced military might, maintaining a stable security environment, and overcoming the dilemma of alliances and diplomacy. Korean armies must have wartime operational control authority. Under the perception that no more adjustment is allowed in addition to this change, the army and the government should pay more attention to maintaining the agreement. Also, through preparation for the changeover in authority, we should have a completely independent defense ability.

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