US Global Posture Review Calls for Stationing More Units in South Korea
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Monday that it will station an Apache attack helicopter squadron and artillery division headquarters permanently in South Korea in a bid to deter threats from China and North Korea in the region. […]
Along with the permanent stationing of Apache helicopter unit and artillery headquarters in South Korea, the Pentagon will keep about 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, the third-largest U.S. military presence outside of the United States. Some experts in Seoul had predicted that the Biden administration might reduce the troop numbers of United States Forces Korea after the U.S. House Armed Services Committee passed the latest defense authorization bill in early September. The bill removed a clause that stipulated a lower limit for U.S. troops on the Korean Peninsula. Likewise, the Senate Committee on Armed Services also submitted a defense budget bill that did not specify the minimum number of troops assigned to United States Forces Korea in late September, implying that the U.S. could reduce the number of troops in South Korea over the coming years.
Korea Looks to Europe: Its Growing Military-Strategic Cooperation with NATO
Korea is looking to Europe in the military-strategic dimension. It wants to boost ties with NATO even as strengthening relations with the AP4 (four Asia-Pacific partners) forms an important aspect […]
Will Yoon’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Tackle the China Threat?
In late-December 2022, South Korea under the relatively new presidency of Yoon Suk-yeol effectively concluded its policy shift from “strategic ambiguity” by releasing the “Strategy for a Free, Peaceful, and […]
Japan and Europe: Building On a Capital Moment
Introduction: For decades, Japan and Europe defined their “natural” partnership based on universal values of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law in deference to ties with other partners. The differences in […]
Taiwan in the European Discourse: Toward Political Consensus?
Abstract: The EU’s Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific recognizes that the display of force in the Taiwan Strait may have a direct impact on European security and prosperity. In […]
With New Law on Nuclear Forces Policy, North Korea Says Its Nuclear Status Is ‘Irreversible’
Introduction: A day before the 74th anniversary of the country’s founding, North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un publicly declared that his nuclear weapons are no longer a bargaining chip […]
Did Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip Close the Thucydides Trap?
This article was originally posted on The National Interest’s website, you can find the article here. Chinese state media has declared the U.S. House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit […]