USFK can support out-of-area contingencies’

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      Korea Herald, May 19
      By Kim So-hyun

      US Forces Korea commander nominee Gen. Paul LaCamera said he will advocate for inclusion of the USFK in contingency plans in the Indo-Pacific region, if it is confirmed he will take up the post.

      “Given the global role of the US military and, increasingly, the international reach of the South Korean military, opportunities are emerging for (Korea-US) alliance cooperation beyond the Korean Peninsula,” LaCamera said in his answers to advanced policy questions ahead of his confirmation hearing at the US Senate on Tuesday.

      “USFK forces are uniquely positioned to provide the US Indo-Pacific Command commander a range of capabilities that create options for supporting out-of-area contingencies and responses to regional threats.”

      http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210519000166

      The new USFK commander is clueless. Since Vincent Brooks left, there has been a steady deterioration of the US perspective on South Korea.

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      …for a summit meeting with Biden, the White House says differently from the General:

      Campbell also said during the interview that the U.S. currently has no plans to expand the U.S.-led Quad forum involving Australia, India and Japan amid widespread speculation that the U.S. wants Seoul to join the forum widely seen as keeping a growing China in check.

      U.S. will build on Singapore agreement with N. Korea: Campbell
      May 19, 2021 Yonhap News Agency
      By Byun Duk-kun

      https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20210518003200325?input=tw

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