South Korea, US to hold talks on defence issues

Seoul, Nov 2 (IANS) Defence ministers of South Korea and the US will hold annual talks on Monday to discuss a range of issues, including how to handle North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile threats.

The 47th Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) between South Korea’s Defence Minister Han Min-koo and US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter is scheduled to be held on Monday in Seoul, Yonhap news agency reported.

North Korea’s nuclear and missile capacities are likely to be the main focus of the discussion, with the top defence officials expected to delve into how to deter Pyongyang’s nuclear activities.

Han and Carter also plan to adopt guidelines on their “four Ds” of operations involving military actions: to detect, disrupt, destroy and defend against North Korea’s ballistic missile threats.

Another major focus of the SCM is a delay in the transfer of the Washington-held wartime operational control of South Korean troops to Seoul.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here