Obama, Lee Partnership Solidifies U.S.-South Korea Ties

Weitz, Richard
October 2012
World Politics Review (Selective Content);10/30/2012, p1
The article reports on the defense partnership between the U.S. and South Korea. South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta agreed to continue transitioning wartime operational command responsibilities to the South Korean Military. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak prioritized the improvement relations with the U.S. In 2010, the U.S. stood behind South Korea when the latter was provoked by North Korea.


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