18 Jul '17, 11am

Maj. Gen. Scott McKean takes command of 2nd Infantry Division in S. Korea

Maj. Gen. Scott McKean takes command of 2nd Infantry Division in S. Korea

CAMP CASEY, South Korea — Maj. Gen. Scott McKean took command of the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division on Tuesday, inheriting a combined force that is gearing up to complete a long-delayed relocation south even as it faces a growing threat from North Korea. McKean, who returns for his third tour of duty on the divided peninsula, vowed to strengthen the alliance with his South Korean counterparts. “The Korean Peninsula consistently has had periods of high tension. But it’s the strength of our alliance that? keeps us ready to deter those type of activities,” he said during a brief press conference before the change-of-command ceremony. The Warrior Division — which will celebrate its centennial on Oct. 26 — has been manning the front lines since the 1950-53 war, but McKean takes the helm during a time of transition as the processing of moving the bulk of U.S. forces to an expanded...

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