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More 'Strategic' Military Assets to be Sent to SKorea

More 'Strategic' Military Assets to be Sent to SKorea
President Moon Jae-in is vowing to speed up South Korea’s efforts to strengthen its pre-emptive strike, missile defense and retaliatory capabilities against the North, The New York Times is reporting. (AP)

By    |   Thursday, 28 September 2017 08:20 AM

Additional "strategic" military assets will be sent by the United States to South Korea on a rotating basis in an effort to deter North Korea, according to Chung Eui-young, the South’s national security adviser.

His remarks were reported by The Washington Post, which cautioned that the Pentagon has yet to confirm the decision.

He did not detail what he meant by "strategic assets," but the Post noted South Korean officials normally use the term to include B-52 bombers, nuclear-powered submarines, stealth planes and aircraft carriers.

And he said the "strategic assets" could be deployed on a "rotational" basis to South Korea by the end of the year, the Post reported.

 "This will help us expand our defense capabilities," he told the lawmakers, according to Park Wan-joo, spokesman of the ruling Democratic Party.

Meanwhile, President Moon Jae-in is vowing to speed up South Korea’s efforts to strengthen its pre-emptive strike, missile defense and retaliatory capabilities against the North, The New York Times is reporting.

 "The top priority is to secure abilities to counter the North Korean nuclear and missile threats," he said.

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Additional "strategic" military assets will be sent by the United States to South Korea on a rotating basis in an effort to deter North Korea, according to Chung Eui-young, the South’s national security adviser.
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