The US and South Korea are preparing to update their plans for a potential war with North Korea to reflect what Washington says is an advance in Pyongyang’s military capabilities. But now that the US is so focused on China, the new war plans will also address countering the Chinese military in the region.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with his South Korean counterpart, Suh Wook, in Seoul on Thursday. In a joint statement, the two military leaders noted “the importance of preserving peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” marking the first time Taiwan was mentioned in a joint release from the defense chiefs of the US and South Korea.
In May, President Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in also mentioned Taiwan together for the first time. This reflects how the US has shifted its position towards Taiwan. Washington no longer views the island as an issue between US-China relations and now views it as an opportunity to counter Beijing.
“We see [South Korea] now as a net provider of security not just on the peninsula but across the region,” an unnamed Pentagon official told Voice of America. The official said the US and South Korea will be “looking at ways where we can coordinate our defense cooperation in the region, and specifically capacity building throughout the region.”
The US’s desire for South Korea to become more involved militarily in the region fits in with Seoul’s plans to develop new weapons. Earlier this year, the US lifted restrictions on South Korea’s ability to develop and possess long-range missiles.
Previously, South Korea could not develop missiles with a range greater than 800km (497 miles). Now, Seoul can develop any type of long-range ballistic missile, potentially putting China in range.
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😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 .
Why cant they be homest? It is not about maintaining the peace. It is about maintaining hegemony.
South Korea is Americas BITCH and will do as they are told , S.K is a occupied country .
It’s sick. But at least the charade is lifted. It’s about China and Russia and always has been. SKorea is a fool to go along to get along, but it’s what vassals are expected to do.
US leadership is sick in the head. South Korea knows this I hope.
Korea doesn’t know.
Since the media dominates Korea, Korea thoroughly believes that the United States will save us.
Majority willing to go to war against China alongside USA?
It is not expected to go to war.
This is because it relies economically on China and North Korea has nuclear weapons.
Conservative parties will win next year’s presidential election by a landslide, but conservative parties will not go to war out of fear.
However, if the U.S. intervenes in accordance with the Taiwan issue and China takes economic action against South Korea under the pretext of this, it will inevitably hurt the Korean economy.
The scenario I expected is that the 1997 economic crisis returns and Korean companies are sold overseas.
If war breaks out they will hit the Thad site alongside us bases so rok will sadly get involved whether it likes it or not
Korea will go to hell in the future.
It’s a pity as a Korean living in Korea.
We have to resist foreign interference, but if you look at our situation now, we are obsessed with slave grit that relies on foreign power.
So, essentially, we are gearing up for a potential World War. Have A nice Day!
Dishing out the orders…
There was a time when Korea was an undivided nation, that was before nations like Japan and the United States and the Soviets invaded and occupied and divided Korea. The US totally leveled a large part of Korea killing hundreds of thousands or possibly millions of Koreans in the process, that was the Korean War. We bombed the hell out of them. Now we want the “South Korea” people to ignore the past and become like us, Help us fight our undeclared war on China. We shall see what the Korean people want, possible death and destruction, or reunification with their fellow country men and normal relations with China.
South Korea to US: No way Jose.
In Korea, they proudly call themselves “People of the Han”, Han Guk.
Han people also reside across the Yalu River in China and have been important in China’s history.
Real people with common background separated by artificial lines and dogma.
“The US Wants South Korea to Help Take on the Chinese Military”
let’s ask the mouse to take on the elephant……
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