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South Korea plans to set up a strategic command

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


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

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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