Skip to comments.Mullen Vows Continued Support for Korean Military
Posted on 10/24/2009 11:04:24 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
As South Koreas military transitions to full operational control, its 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 dont think about this, but you are here as a part of that, and sometimes we dont 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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Mullen does, but what about zero while he jerks us all around?
How’s he feel about Taiwan? I can’t wait.
It is too hard to tell.
He has no National Security Policy.
The US Military is rudderless.
We do not have any direction.