Recalibrating the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance

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DIANE Publishing, 2003 - 245 pages
The principal focus of the papers collected in this book is the Republic of Korea (ROK)-U.S. alliance and the challenges it faces from tensions within the alliance, the effects of the alliance partners' interaction with North Korea, and the economic pressures that affect the alliance. These papers were presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Council on U.S.-Korea Security Studies in October 2001. Because of the elapsed time, the reader could be tempted to think that the events since these papers were presented have overtaken the arguments of the presenters. This is far from the truth. Each of these papers reflects the enduring historical forces, geopolitical realities, and national interests that affect Northeast Asia, the Korean peninsula, and the ROK-U.S. alliance. The descriptions of the alliance mechanisms, the Armistice machinery, the Agreed Framework, and the economic imperatives that affect the alliance thus have continuing value. The policy recommendations are still germane and worthy of the consideration of those to whom the future of the alliance is entrusted.
 

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Page 68 - Having noted the appeal from the Republic of Korea to the United Nations for immediate and effective steps to secure peace and security, Recommends that the Members of the United Nations furnish such assistance to the Republic of Korea as may be necessary to repel the armed attack and to restore international peace and security
Page 68 - Noting with grave concern the armed attack upon the Republic of Korea by forces from North Korea, Determines that this action constitutes a breach of the peace, . . . Calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities [and] calls upon the authorities of North Korea to withdraw forthwith their armed forces to the 38th parallel.
Page 69 - assistance pursuant to the aforesaid Security Council Resolutions make such forces and other assistance available to a unified command under the United States ... Requests the United States to designate the commander of such forces [and] Authorizes the unified command at its discretion to use the United Nations flag in the course of operations against
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