Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> World
UPDATED: 13:29, July 19, 2006
U.S. suggests returning wartime troop control to S. Korea by 2010
font size    

South Korean Defense Ministry said Wednesday that the United States suggested giving back the wartime operational control of South Korean troop to Seoul by 2010.

The U.S. proposal is earlier than the South Korean Defense Ministry's plan to take over the wartime control from the United States in five years, an unnamed official of the ministry said.

South Korea and the United States held military talks last week to discuss issues including a timetable of the transfer of wartime operational command from the U.S. side.

The U.S.-led U.N. Command captured the operational control of South Korean military forces in 1950 when the Korean War erupted. South Korea took back the peacetime control of its 650,000-strong forces in 1994 but the wartime operational control still remains in the hands of the U.S. commander in South Korea.

South Korea and the United States began to review a proposal to create separate command systems to replace the Combined Forces Command (CFC) in October last year.

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this


   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- Thousands of S.Koreans protest against FTA with U.S. despite heavy rains

Dic

Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved