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Washington handed over operational control of South Korean troops to Seoul

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According to the agreement between the American President Joe Biden and the leader of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in, it was decided to cancel the leadership on the use of missiles by Seoul. In addition, Washington transferred operational control of the South Korean troops to Seoul. Previously, such management was carried out "in cooperation with the United States."


The President of the Republic of Korea announced this at a press conference, which took place after the talks between the leaders of the two countries in Washington.

We agreed to enhance our defensive readiness and reaffirmed our commitment to the transfer of command and control (OPCON) of South Korean forces from the United States to South Korea.

Moon Jae In stated.

At the Washington summit, he and Biden confirmed that the range of the South Korean missiles would no longer be limited to the 800 kilometers specified in the instructions for use. Moon Jae-in said that the decision, together with the agreement on sharing the costs of maintaining the US military contingent in South Korea, is a "symbolic and significant measure" confirming the strong partnership between Washington and Seoul.

The guidelines for the use of missiles by the Republic of Korea have been in force since 1979, when technologies and components for the development of this type of weapons were transferred to Seoul. Originally for rocket weapons South Korea set a maximum range of only 180 kilometers, and the weight of the warhead was not to exceed 0,5 tons. Over time, these restrictions began to gradually soften, until they were completely canceled.
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Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Korea
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  1. Clear
    Clear 23 May 2021 10: 08
    +3
    Washington handed over operational control of South Korean troops to Seoul.

    The United States, as always, is proposing war.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 23 May 2021 10: 10
      +4
      What does the war have to do with it? Just hand over some of the sovereignty back.
      1. Clear
        Clear 23 May 2021 10: 15
        +1
        Quote: BlackMokona
        What does the war have to do with it? Just hand over some of the sovereignty back.

        Well yes winked "sovereignty" in the use of agricultural machinery for the sowing campaign and harvesting.
        1. Wolf
          Wolf 23 May 2021 10: 41
          0
          Exactly so Clear !!! laughing
          1. figwam
            figwam 23 May 2021 12: 27
            0
            Washington handed over operational control of South Korean troops to Seoul.

            With the permission of the United States, South Korea can now control South Korean troops and so on around the world.
      2. Wedmak
        Wedmak 23 May 2021 10: 16
        +2
        What does sovereignty have to do with it? The United States transferred missile production technologies to the South Caucasus, but limited their performance characteristics. And now they are canceling this restriction. So yes, now Seoul can threaten the northerners with all its might. In fact, the United States planted another bomb of the future conflict by transferring missile technology, and now it has simply removed the fuse.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona 23 May 2021 10: 21
          +5
          Did you teach geography? Look at how far North Korea is and how deep it is to the Chinese border. And the old restrictions made it possible to shoot through the entire DPRK. wassat
          From Seoul to the Chinese border is less than 400 km. From the center of South Korea to the farthest point of the DPRK from it is less than 800 km
          1. Wedmak
            Wedmak 23 May 2021 10: 24
            +2
            In fact, there were restrictions on the mass of the warhead.
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 23 May 2021 10: 32
              +2
              Even the starting limit of half a ton of warheads is enough for all tasks. and by now they have been removed long ago. winked
              1. Wedmak
                Wedmak 23 May 2021 10: 34
                -1
                Even the starting limit of half a ton of warheads is enough for all tasks.

                Yes, yes ... somehow other countries have more warheads ... and they try to throw them away ... away, but more. And here it turns out that half a ton is enough for all the tasks.
                1. Blackmokona
                  Blackmokona 23 May 2021 10: 35
                  +2
                  Well, Iskander has less than half a ton. And enough winked
                  1. Wedmak
                    Wedmak 23 May 2021 10: 42
                    +1
                    Enough for what? The DPRK had tactical missiles, and now it will have strategic ones! The difference, I think, is clear.
                    Are you replacing the very fact of throwing off control over technology with a dispute about the mass of warheads and range? You don't think China is going to get horny because now the DPRK complexes can fly deep into its territory?
                    1. Blackmokona
                      Blackmokona 23 May 2021 11: 15
                      -2
                      Strategic missiles require nuclear warheads. In the meantime, I have not heard that South Korea wants to leave the NPT.
          2. Clear
            Clear 23 May 2021 10: 26
            +2
            Quote: BlackMokona
            Did you teach geography?

            Have you taught the history of military conflicts with the participation of the United States?
            1. zlinn
              zlinn 23 May 2021 13: 07
              0
              but it wasn't the usa that started the war in korea
              1. Clear
                Clear 23 May 2021 15: 01
                +2
                Quote: zlinn
                but it wasn't the usa that started the war in korea

                Stepan, don't make people laugh. The United States, under the pretext of "disarming" the Japanese army, deployed its troops in South Korea under the guise of a "liberator".
                The 38th parallel was generated by the political, strategic ambition of the United States: to prevent Soviet troops from occupying the entire Korean Peninsula.
                The United States went out of its way to capture at least half of the Korean Peninsula. For they wanted to use it in the future as a springboard for an aggressive war on the mainland.

                At the time, the journalist American newspaper M. Gein said: "We were not a liberating army ... From the very first days of the landing, we acted as enemies of the Korean people."
                The author of the American book "Contemporary History of the United States" writes: "In fact, Wall Street's war against the Korean people began in September 1945, almost from the moment when its generals entered the land of South Korea."
                If there was no American military presence in South Korea, then, of course, there would be no Korean War.
            2. Ryusey
              Ryusey 24 May 2021 18: 04
              +1
              Good answer, bravo!
    2. xorek
      xorek 23 May 2021 10: 30
      +2
      Quote: Clear
      Washington handed over operational control of South Korean troops to Seoul.

      The United States, as always, is proposing war.

      But you are right that something is being prepared there .. They can provoke and throw off all responsibility on the South Caucasus and the DPRK .. Like we have nothing to do with it, but the massacre will begin and there China and Russia will be involved .. And in the meantime, the United States will set fire to conflict ..
      Familiar with their Divide and Conquer patterns
      You need to be on the alert, the Chinese comrades, I hope, also understand what this threatens ..
      1. Clear
        Clear 23 May 2021 10: 36
        +5
        Quote: xorek
        ..And the USA, meanwhile, will set fire to the conflict in another place ..

        Some colleagues here prove to us that the United States is always for peace, friendship and chewing gum.
        1. xorek
          xorek 23 May 2021 12: 03
          +1
          Quote: Clear
          Quote: xorek
          ..And the USA, meanwhile, will set fire to the conflict in another place ..

          Some colleagues here prove to us that the United States is always for peace, friendship and chewing gum.

          Well, yes, I know .. About Siberia and the Arctic, we are reminded that Russia alone cannot own such resources ..
          And the "anaconda" plan is working, tightening the ring around Russia!
        2. Ryusey
          Ryusey 24 May 2021 18: 06
          +1
          Yeah, they only intend to chew it alone, and the rest will try to knock out their teeth.
    3. Finches
      Finches 23 May 2021 10: 47
      +1
      As stated in the confrontation between South Korea and the DPRK, the worst fate for a dog - guarding the border between them. As they say, step to the left, step to the right ... laughing
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 23 May 2021 13: 09
        -2
        Quote: Finches
        As stated in the confrontation between South Korea and the DPRK, the worst fate for a dog - guarding the border between them.

        If you are talking about the United States, then it does not guard the border between the ROK and the DPRK ...
        1. Finches
          Finches 23 May 2021 13: 19
          +1
          No, I'm talking about a dog ... hi laughing
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft 23 May 2021 13: 33
            -1
            Quote: Finches
            No, I'm talking about a dog ... hi laughing

            Interestingly, the northerners also eat them or not?
    4. Thrifty
      Thrifty 23 May 2021 11: 09
      0
      After this, Eunwoo should be in the West even to talk to the baidun on the phone! And, indeed, North Korean missiles now generally have to hit the entire territory of the United States!
      1. Ryusey
        Ryusey 24 May 2021 18: 07
        +1
        Drink some valerian and throw away your fantasies ...
  2. military_cat
    military_cat 23 May 2021 10: 10
    +2
    Hegemon, he has such a job, but he is taking some time off.
    1. Clear
      Clear 23 May 2021 10: 18
      +2
      Quote: military_cat
      Hegemon, he has such a job, but he is taking some time off.

      Of course, the United States will put its hawk-like advisors next to those "who have received sovereignty", on which the collapsed truce will later be dumped.
      1. military_cat
        military_cat 23 May 2021 10: 20
        0
        Indeed, why look with your eyes at what is happening when you can live in your own fictional world.
        1. Clear
          Clear 23 May 2021 10: 27
          +4
          Quote: military_cat
          Indeed, why look with your eyes at what is happening when you can live in your own fictional world.

          Here we are excellent and see what is really happening, far from the United States.
      2. xorek
        xorek 23 May 2021 10: 33
        +1
        Quote: Clear
        Quote: military_cat
        Hegemon, he has such a job, but he is taking some time off.

        Of course, the United States will put its hawk-like advisors next to those "who have received sovereignty", on which the collapsed truce will later be dumped.

        Something Clear will minus you, but you outlined the situation in the first comment .. hi I tweaked it a bit .. wink
        1. Popandos
          Popandos 23 May 2021 10: 46
          +2
          I slightly corrected the situation with the minuses.
          But in reality it is not a good alignment, do not forget that the northerners have a vigorous loaf, and no one will vouch for the actions of Mr. Y, they have long been pinned to the wall, so they have nothing to lose.
        2. Wolf
          Wolf 23 May 2021 10: 46
          -1
          Vydno that HERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD "ANALYSTS" on this Clear gets cons! laughing
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 23 May 2021 10: 58
    -4
    I reread the title 3 times, how is it? This is a sovereign country of the South Caucasus. The only plus is that it does not impose sanctions against us. Maybe that's why the United States returned the command back, the Koreans turned on their brains. They don't want to lay down their lives for Uncle Sam.
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 23 May 2021 12: 59
      0
      Quote: tralflot1832
      United States and returned the command back, the Koreans turned on the brain.

      It was the US brain that turned on do not want to make decisions for the fate of the Southerners ...
      They don't want to lay down their lives for Uncle Sam.

      But they will have to, if they have placed the US WB on their territory ...
  4. isv000
    isv000 23 May 2021 12: 20
    +1
    Thank you, sir ...
  5. SVD68
    SVD68 23 May 2021 12: 46
    +4
    With these decisions, the US officials created a sense for China to participate in negotiations on the reduction of strategic nuclear weapons.
    1. Revival
      Revival 23 May 2021 13: 39
      +1
      I would even say a pass with regard to the issue of "drsmd", which China ignored, but now ..