Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
1994 South Korea Special Weapons News
- ROK Has No Alternative But To Regain Its `Sovereignty in Nuclear Policy', Seoul SINDONG-A, Jul 94 - The present reality is that while leaving all our rights to development of nuclear capability and missiles in the hands of the United States, we are left to watch outside forces deal with nuclear issues. This arrangement should be changed.
- McCAIN - UNITED STATES
POLICY AND THE CRISIS IN KOREA (Senate - May 24, 1994) North Korea's nuclear program
may be the defining crisis of the post-cold-war world. It represents a clear and present
danger to our closest Asian allies and to the security of the United States itself. The
American commander in South Korea, General Luck, was reported to have estimated that war on
the Korean peninsula would last no longer than 90 days. First, increase the readiness and
alert posture of U.S. and South Korean forces; second, deploy to South Korea additional
troops from the United States; third, deploy additional fighter aircraft squadrons and
Apache helicopters to South Korea; fourth, deploy a carrier battle group to the area; fifth,
preposition bombers and tankers in the region; Air or cruise missile strikes on North
Korea's nuclear facilities would not completely destroy their nuclear program, but they
could damage it severely.
- PERRY: U.S. WILL NOT SHOW LACK OF COMMITMENT TO SKOREA (Transcript: Seoul press conference 04/21/94) -- "While we will not provoke a war, the United States also will not invite a war," Secretary of Defense Perry told reporters in Seoul April 21. "That is," Perry added, "we will not invite a war by showing a lack of commitment to the Republic of Korea, by showing a lack of solidarity with the Republic of Korea, or by showing a lack of readiness."
- U.S. HAS NO IMMEDIATE PLANS TO ADD TROOPS IN SOUTH KOREA DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORT - 24 March 1994
- PATRIOT MISSILES EN ROUTE TO SOUTH KOREA DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORT, 22 March 1994
- U.S. RELAXES TECHNOLOGY EXPORT CONTROLS FOR SOUTH KOREA ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 -- The Clinton administration has relaxed controls on exports of advanced technology to South Korea after that country set up its own export-control system to U.S. satisfaction.
- PATRIOT MISSILE DEPLOYMENT TO SOUTH KOREA CALLED NECESSARY (USIA Reporting with text of Defense Department statement) - 22 March 1994 -- -- President Clinton has approved deployment of a battalion of Patriot surface-to-air missiles to South Korea, which the Defense Department (DOD) says is "deemed necessary" for defensive purposes.
- U.S.-SOUTH KOREAN MILITARY EXERCISE IS SUSPENDED DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORT, 3 March 1994
- U.S. PATRIOT MISSILES READY FOR DEPLOYMENT TO SOUTH KOREA By Jane A. Morse USIA 03/02/94 -- The United States stands ready to deploy Patriot missiles to South Korea, but the decision now lies with the government in Seoul as to when to accept the sophisticated anti-aircraft/anti-ballistic missile defense system, according to top U.S. military officials
- NUNN, LUGAR URGE STRONGER POLICY ON NORTH KOREA CONGRESSIONAL REPORT, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 --
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Samm Nunn and Senator Richard Lugar have suggested that the Clinton administration consider reinforcing South Korea with short-range nuclear weapons if North Korea ignores international sanctions and develops nuclear arms. Congressional Report.
- U.S. HAS NOT PUT PATRIOT DECISION ON HOLD DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORT - 17 February 1994
- SOUTH KOREA LIKELY TO GET PATRIOT MISSILES DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORT, 15 February 1994
- NO DECISION MADE YET ON PATRIOTS OR TEAM SPIRIT EXERCISE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORT, 03 February 1994
- PATRIOT MISSILES FOR
UNITED STATES FORCES IN SOUTH KOREA: WHICH VERSION? (Senate - February 01, 1994) The
number of Patriot batteries involved [in the planned South Korean deployment], as well as
where they would come from, has yet to be determined. Only two Patriot battalions out of 11
in the US Army currently have the quick reaction program (QRP) improvements installed.
- PATRIOT MISSILES FOR
UNITED STATES FORCES IN SOUTH KOREA: WHEN? (Senate - January 31, 1994) The deployment
of Patriot missiles has been discussed by Seoul and Washington for a long time as part of a
plan to beef up defense against possible North Korean attack. The plan will go ahead,
though the size and the time of deployment have yet to be fixed between the two governments.
- PATRIOT MISSILES FOR
U.S. FORCES IN SOUTH KOREA: ANOTHER DISASTER BY INDECISION? (Senate - January 27, 1994)
Gen. Gary E. Luck, Commander of the United Nations Command and U.S. Forces, Korea, has
reportedly requested `about three dozen' Patriot missile launchers, each of which contains
four missiles.' He wants to deploy the Patriots as a partial defense around South Korean
ports and airfields that would be used by arriving United States reinforcements in a
- CLINTON "LOOKS FAVORABLY" ON PATRIOTS FOR SEOUL WHITE HOUSE REPORT, 26 January 1994
- NO DECISION ON PATRIOT SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT IN SOUTH KOREA STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT 26 January 1994
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list