South Korean Military Preparedness in the Shadow of the Pandemic

Focus Asia December, 2020, pp.5


The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting both the preparedness of the South Korean military and its cooperation and coordination with American forces on the Korean Peninsula. Nonetheless, the military preparedness of South Korea and the combined defense structure is basically sound, and the South Korean armed forces have successfully adapted to the pandemic. Also, and most importantly, the ROK / U.S. alliance has demonstrated an ability to cope with the challenges of the present situation.

The Center would like to acknowledge that this publication was generously supported by the Korea Foundation.

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