January 23, 2021

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Chun In-bum

Retired Lieutenant General In-Bum Chun entered the Korea Military Academy in 1977. Chun was commissioned an infantry officer in 1981 as class 37. Chun became the youngest officer in the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army history to be an aide to a three-star general with a rank of lieutenant. Chun commanded a combat division and the Korean Special Forces. Chun retired from active duty as of July of 2016, and continues to contribute to the improvement of ROK military capabilities and animal welfare.

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How South Korea’s military could respond to North Korea’s escalation of tensions

The DPRK's recent provocations are regrettable, but the ROK is better equipped and better prepared for what comes next

Chun In-bum June 18, 2020

Why Kim Jong Un has nothing to fear from this month’s ROK-U.S. drills

This month's drills are purely defensive and designed to ensure that diplomacy is not interrupted

Chun In-bum August 11, 2019

What a series of North Korean missile tests means for South Korea’s defense

The new weapons pose a major threat — and undermine efforts towards peace on the peninsula

Chun In-bum May 16, 2019

What to make of plans to end the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises

The move to end the so-called "war games" is a gift to Kim Jong Un — he should respond in kind

Chun In-bum March 4, 2019

What the military cost-sharing dispute could mean for the U.S.-ROK alliance

Retired LTG Chun In-bum weighs in on the increasingly contentious debate

Chun In-bum January 24, 2019

De facto peace treaty? Unpacking the inter-Korean military agreement

If the DPRK follows through on their promises, there is potential for Southern tactical advantages

Chun In-bum September 23, 2018

Reducing guard posts along the DMZ: what to make of the two Koreas’ plans

A retired ROK LTG examines efforts to reduce military tensions along the MDL

Chun In-bum August 28, 2018

Why the ROK-U.S. alliance must have an open debate on deploying nuclear weapons

Retired South Korean LTG In-Bum Chun weighs in on the growing debate in the South

Chun In-bum September 10, 2017

Dear Kim Jong Un: An open letter from a former S. Korean lieutenant general

Writing for NK News, retired LTG In-Bum Chun speaks directly to North Korea's leader

Chun In-bum January 23, 2017