From Defense to Deterrence: The Core of Defense Reform Plan 307
September 7, 2011
There is a great deal of interest in both the scholarly and policy communities with regard to the defense reform plans of the Republic of Korea (ROK). In no small part, this interest stems from concerns about how the ROK has sought to enhance its conventional deterrence capabilities in the aftermath of the 2010 armed provocations by the DPRK. This short paper provides a brief history of recent defense reform plans in the ROK.