What’s the big deal about US-ROK missile guidelines?
South Korea is set to develop a range of new capabilities as missile restraints continue to fall in Indo-Pacific
One of the most consequential outcomes of the May 21 summit meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in is the termination of the bilateral missile guidelines. South Korea may now pursue the development of longer-range, more sophisticated missiles. As a result, new dynamics stand to be introduced to the inter-Korean military balance with broader implications for stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
WHAT WERE THE MISSILE GUIDELINES
The missile guidelines were originally developed and implemented in the late-1970s by the South Korean Park Chung-hee government and the U.S.’ Jimmy
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