October 27, 2021

US commander stresses America’s readiness to prevent attack on South Korea

U.S. Strategic Command leader Charles Richard’s first visit to the country comes weeks ahead of U.S.-ROK joint exercises

The United States is maintaining a “full readiness posture” to prevent an armed attack on South Korea, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) said Wednesday, as the two allies prepare to hold joint military drills next month.

Adm. Charles Richard made the remarks during his first visit to South Korea since he assumed his position in Nov. 2019, according to Seoul’s Ministry of Defense (MOD).