Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tailored Deterrence and the Nuclear Employment Strategy of the United States: Incongruity in The October 2 Joint Seoul Communique?

The attached at the link below by Baker Spring from Heritage was presented today at a symposium presented by the Institute of Corean American Studies (symposium information below).  It is an interesting analysis of the US nuclear situation.  I have never read such an analysis.  It seems that the Administration's pursuit of "nuclear zero" may have significant effects on our deterrent capabilities our national security.

Tailored Deterrence and the Nuclear Employment Strategy 
of the United States: Incongruity in The October 2 Joint Seoul Communique? 
Presentation to the Institute for Corean-American Studies 
Baker Spring 
October 11, 2013

During 45th ROK –U.S. Security Consultative Meeting in Seoul, the Korean Minister of 
National Defense Kim Kwan Jin and the U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel signed a Joint 
Communique on October 2, 2013. One provision of the Joint Communique reaffirmed the U.S. 
commitment to provide and strengthen extended deterrence for enhancing deterrence options 
against North Korean nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. Further, the Minister and 
the Secretary endorsed a bilateral “tailored deterrence strategy” to ensure that the U.S. policy of 
extended deterrence for the Republic of Korea remains “credible, capable, and enduring.” 

ICAS  Fall Symposium

Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
October 11 2013 Friday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mortara Center Conference Room
Georgetown University
Washington DC

Humanity, Liberty, Peace and Security

The Korean Peninsula Issues*
and US National Security
12:30 PMRegistration
ModeratorSang Joo Kim (ICAS Sr Fellow & Executive Vice President)
12:55 PMWelcome & Opening Remarks
Synja P Kim (ICAS Fellow, President and Chairman)
1:30 PMBaker Spring (F.M. Kirby Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation)
Tailored Deterrence and the Nuclear Employment Strategy of the United States:
Incongruity in The October 2 Joint Seoul Communique?
2:30 PMJoseph R. DeTrani (Ambassador and President, Intelligence and National Security Alliance; introduced by Il Hwan Kim, ICAS Director)
State of North Korean Affairs: Challenges and Outlook
3:30 PMHo Young Ahn (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States of America )
Trust Building on the Korean Peninsula and The Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Initiative
4:30 PMAdjourn
Joseph Bosco(ICAS Fellow; Senior Associate, CSIS)
David Maxwell(ICAS Fellow; Associate Director, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University)
Larry Niksch(ICAS Fellow; Senior Associate, CSIS)

Upcoming ICAS Programs
ICAS Annual Liberty Award Dinner
Guest of Honour: Kurt Campbell
December 6, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cannon Caucus Room
Capitol Hill Washinton DC

*ICAS designates this educational activity for continuing education/professional development for a maximum of 3:50 hours credit commensurate with the extent of actual participation.
ICASis not an agent of any government and/or a foreign principal, and solely supported by voluntary contributions.
ICAS Liberty Foundation seeks to promote the cause of humanity, liberty, peace, prosperity and security through cultural, educational and research activities. It presents ICAS Symposia series as a public service pro bono publico

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