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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

1995 South Korea Special Weapons News

  • Joint Communique of the 27th R.O.K.-U.S. Security Consultative Meeting Text of communique released following meeting, Seoul, South Korea, November 3, 1995 -- Agreement in principle has been reached on a new cost-sharing accord. Under the terms of this agreement, the Government of the Republic of Korea will increase its cost-sharing contribution by 10% annually for the next three years. This will result in a contribution of U.S. $330 million by the R.O.K. Government in 1996.
  • CLINTON: KOREAN ARMISTICE WILL REMAIN IN PLAC (Transcript: Clinton, Kim joint press conf. 7/27/95) -- At a joint press conference July 27 with South Korea's President Kim Young Sam, President Bill Clinton emphasized that "until South and North Korea negotiate a peace agreement, the armistice regime will remain in place.
  • U.S., SOUTH KOREAN FORCES TO HOLD JOINT EXERCISES (Transcript: Sr. Defense Official briefing) April 14 -- U.S. and South Korean forces will be conducting joint exercises in the Republic of Korea starting later this month and extending into mid-May, according to a senior defense official.
  • LUCK UNDERSCORES U.S.-REPUBLIC OF KOREA DEFENSE ALLIANCE (Text: Luck 2/16/95 testimony before Senate panel) (2610) -- In a statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 16, General Gary E. Luck, U.S. Army Commander in Chief of the U.S. Forces in Korea, reaffirmed the vitality of U.S.-Republic of Korea security ties:
  • Seoul Decides To Participate in U.S. TMD, Seoul CHOSON ILBO, 6 Feb 95 -- On 5 February, one high-ranking Ministry of National Defense [MND] official stated: "We have decided to participate in this program in view of our friendly relationship with the United States."

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