South Korea, US sign guildlines on joint defense

(VOVWORLD) - South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and US Defense Secretary James Mattis signed a strategic guideline on joint defense at the 50th South Korea-US Security Consultative Meeting in Washington on Wednesday.
South Korea, US sign guildlines on joint defense  - ảnh 1South Korean soldiers at a US-South Korea military exercise in Pohang, South Korea, in April, 2017 (Photo: AFP/VNA) 

The two discussed a timetable for Washington’s transfer of wartime operational control to Seoul. They agreed that the US-South Korea Combined Forces Command will have a South Korean four-star general or admiral leading it, while an American general or admiral will serve as the deputy commander.

Both sides agreed to suspend this year's Vigilant Ace excercise, originally scheduled to be held in December.

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