• US delays Seoul’s wartime control of forces


    WASHINGTON D.C.: US and South Korean officials agreed on Thursday (Friday in Manila) to delay transfer of the Pentagon’s control of Korean troops in the event of war with the North, with no new transfer date set. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said after meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-Koo that their memorandum of understanding outlined a “conditions-based process” for the transfer instead of relying on a timeline.


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