Sunday, April 14, 2013

The need to counter North Korea’s missile threats through the ROK-US alliance

North Korea currently possesses an ample supply of Rodong, Scud missiles, which threats the Korean peninsula. Especially the Musudan missile has a range reaching up to 3000km. If North Korea were to use the Musudan, Japan would be within the range. Japan stated that if the Musudan missile were to violate Japan’s airspace, they would intercept the missiles. South Korea would need to consider regional provocations as well as missile threats. One of the most crucial strategic point is the alliance between the South Korea and the US. Samuel Locklear, the Commander of the US Pacific Command, stated that the US would intercept any North Korean missiles that target the US or its allies. This alliance would assist in deterring North Korean missile threats.

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