29 Sep '17, 1am

US to send 'strategic assets' to Seoul as North Korea threatens

US to send 'strategic assets' to Seoul as North Korea threatens

The United States will send "strategic" military assets to South Korea on a more regular basis to better deter North Korea, the South's national security adviser said Thursday. The decision comes at a time of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea, with many analysts concerned that incendiary rhetoric, combined with more frequent flyovers by American bombers, could lead to a catastrophic miscalculation. Chung Eui-young, national security adviser to President Moon Jae-in, told lawmakers in Seoul that American "strategic assets" could be deployed to South Korea on a "rotational" basis before the end of the year. "This will help us expand our defense capabilities," he told the lawmakers, according to Park Wan-joo, spokesman of the ruling Democratic Party. He did not define "strategic assets," but South Korean officials usually use the term to refer to B...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/us-to-send-strategic...

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