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1992 South Korea Special Weapons News

  • U.S.-SOUTH KOREA SECURITY RELATIONS Voice of America October 21, 1992 -- The United States and South Korean governments reconfirmed "that any further drawdown of U.S. forces in Korea would be made only after the uncertainties surrounding the North Korean nuclear program have been thoroughly addressed."
  • US, ROK AFFIRM ALLIANCE, WILL WATCH NKOREA NUCLEAR PROGRAM (10/08/92 Text: U.S.-ROK security meeting joint communique) Washington -- The United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) concluded their 24th Security Consultative Meeting October 8 with a joint communique reaffirming the intention of the United States to sustain its security engagement and presence in Asia for the long term.
  • KOREA WILL BE REUNITED, BUSH ASSURES LAWMAKERS ( 01/06/92 Text: National Assembly remarks) -- With the winding down of the Cold War, the prayers of Koreans for an end to the "unnatural division" of their country will inevitably be answered, President Bush says. In an address to the Korean National Assembly January 6, Bush said he is "absolutely convinced" that "Korea will be whole again."
  • U.S. TO REDUCE OR CLOSE TWO MORE BASES IN KOREA By Jim Shevis USIA 05/26/92 -- Two more U.S. bases in Korea will reduce or end operations, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced May 26. DoD said the action will affect a total of 509 personnel -- 246 U.S. military, six U.S. civilians and 257 local nationals -- at Songso and Camp Ames.
  • KOREA ON BRINK OF CHANGE, BUT DANGER FROM NORTH STILL REAL (03/04/92 Text: Riscassi testimony before Senate panel) (6410) Washington -- The Korean peninsula is on the brink of major change, with political, economic and diplomatic trends heavily favoring the Republic of Korea (ROK), according to General Robert W. Riscassi, commander of U.S. forces in Korea. Only the military balance remains unfavorable, he said.
  • Joint Declaration of the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula January 20, 1992 -- The South and the North shall not test, manufacture, produce, receive, possess, store, deploy or use nuclear weapons.
  • BUSH REAFFIRMS U.S. COMMITMENT TO KOREAN SECURITY (01/06/92 Transcript: joint press conference with Roh) -- President Bush says he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Korea's security in discussions January 6 on security, economic and political issues with South Korean President Roh Tae Woo and members of the Korean Cabinet.

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