Accession Number : ADA187933

Title :   US-ROK (United States-Republic of Korea) Combined Operations: A Korean Perspective.

Descriptive Note : National Security Affairs monograph,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rhee, Taek-Hyung

PDF Url : ADA187933

Report Date : Jan 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Since World War II, an alliance with the United States has meant security for many nations. In general, the substantial US military contribution to these alliances has meant that strategy, tactics, organization, and equipment tended to be dominated by US preferences. Within the last decade, however, increased US security commitments have forced a shift toward greater sharing of both defense responsibility and military capability between the United States and its allies. In some cases, this shift has generated or magnified differences between the United States and its friends. The author details the deficiencies of US-ROK combined operations doctrine. Combined operations are not given sufficient emphasis, he points out, in the war colleges of either nation, forcing officers and troops of both countries to acquire the vital principles of combined operations in an ad hoc fashion. General Rhee offers a framework for correcting doctrinal deficiencies and strengthening deterrence on the Korean peninsula. Keywords: Joint military activities; South Korea, Military forces(Foreign); Interoperability; Command and control systems.

Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, DOCTRINE, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), SOUTH KOREA, UNITED STATES, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE