It is too bad we missed the opportunity to perhaps reverse the dissolution of the ROK/US Combined Forces Command. On the other hand such a decision will most likely have to be made at the Presidential level so the words below are likely simply boilerplate. But we the north Koreans have presented an opportunity for the Alliance to get things right on this so-called transformation.
The U.S. and the ROK reaffirmed their comprehensive strategy to strengthen the alliance for years to come, including achieving the transition of wartime operational control and USFK base relocation by their planned timeline. In addition, the two sides will maintain close cooperation in developing the future command structure and combined operational plans, and ensuring ROK critical military capabilities and U.S. bridging and enduring capabilities.
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Date: February 22, 2013, 19:32:04 EST
Subject: Joint Statement of The Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue
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