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Mullen Vows Continued Support for Korean Military ^ | 10/23/2009 | Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden

Posted on 10/24/2009 11:04:24 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

As South Korea’s military transitions to full operational control, it’s important to remember the past 60 years of U.S. commitment to the country and to not waver in that support, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen talked yesterday with servicemembers and defense civilians at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, Korea.

He spoke about his earlier meetings with his South Korean counterpart, citing “tremendous change” on the horizon. The Korean military is expected to assume a larger defense responsibility there in April 2012.

The alliance will only get stronger, the chairman said, with continued commitment from the United States.

The U.S.-South Korea alliance dates to the Korean War in 1950. An armistice was signed in July 1953 with North Korea, unofficially ending the war. The United Nations and U.S. military have maintained a presence in South Korea since then.

“Sometimes you don’t think about this, but you are here as a part of that, and sometimes we don’t think about how significant that alliance is in terms of preserving the freedom, preserving the democracy that is here in the Republic of Korea,” Mullen said. “We are very much supportive of executing and sustain that alliance.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: koreanpeninsula; mikemullen; mullen; republicofkorea; rok; skorea; southkorea

1 posted on 10/24/2009 11:04:25 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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2 posted on 10/25/2009 2:28:01 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo


3 posted on 10/25/2009 2:29:29 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Mullen does, but what about zero while he jerks us all around?
How’s he feel about Taiwan? I can’t wait.

4 posted on 10/25/2009 2:46:48 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug; Jet Jaguar
Indeed. Is Zero fully on board for this support?
5 posted on 10/25/2009 2:52:16 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It is too hard to tell.

He has no National Security Policy.

The US Military is rudderless.

We do not have any direction.

6 posted on 10/25/2009 2:57:52 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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