October 26, 2014

‘Conditions’ dictate delay in S. Korea OPCON transfer

Featuring Zachary Hosford

Source: Stars and Stripes

Political and strategic developments have compelled the United States and South Korea to shelve major plans for reorganization of allied forces on the Korean Peninsula, according to officials and outside experts.

During a joint press conference at the Pentagon on Thursday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his South Korean counterpart announced several steps that were being taken in light of the “grave threat” posed by North Korea.

One is to postpone the transfer of wartime control over allied forces on the Korean Peninsula. Under the current arrangement, U.S. commanders would take command of all American and South Korean troops in the event of war with North Korea.

Read the full article at Stars and Stripes.

  • Zachary Hosford