Good news here though this seems like a premature release. This should have been unveiled at the Security Consultative Meeting next month. But this is good for the ROK/US Alliance and the combined war fighting capabilities if true.
But I wonder if this senior Seoul government official leaked this as a trial balloon or because he is trying to undermine the agreement. There could have been a better combined strategic communications plan to mitigate some of the political fallout that will likely occur in the ROK. I will not go into my usual diatribe about the command relations but at least Yonhap did not once mention USFK.
"The two sides have agreed to maintain the CFC in Yongsan, where it is currently located, until we regain the operational control (OPCON) from the U.S.," a senior Seoul government source said, requesting anonymity.The CFC, which has the command over South Korean and U.S. troops stationed here, was to be disbanded upon Seoul's OPCON transfer in December 2015, but a bilateral agreement to delay the transfer has led the CFC to remain intact.