To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

×
Open menu Search

South Korea plans to set up a strategic command

21st July 2022 - 04:08 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

RSS

South Korea will be buying additional PAC-3 missiles in their MSE form. (Photo: Gordon Arthur)

With Kim Jong-un showing no signs of mellowing, South Korea is planning to establish a strategic command to coordinate strikes and responses to North Korean provocations.

South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) plans to set up a strategic command by 2024, its purpose being to supervise the country’s pre-emptive strike assets and strategy.

The MND informed newly elected President Yoon Suk Yeol of this intent during a meeting on 6 July.

This strategic command will fall under the Joint Chiefs of Staff and pool together all strategic weapons currently owned by the individual military services. The command would have the authority to strike enemy targets or intercept incoming missiles.

It would thus subsume existing commands such as the army’s Missile and Strategic Command (possessing various

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
  • Free magazine subscription to all our titles
  • Downloadable equipment data handbooks
  • Distribution rights (Corporate only)
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
  • 10-year news archive access
  • Downloadable equipment data handbooks
  • Distribution rights (Corporate only)
Start your free trial
Gordon Arthur

Author

Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

Read full bio

Share to

Linkedin