Resolution of U.S. and ROK: Guiding Principles Following Transition of Wartime Operational Control

Resolution of the Department of Defense of the United States of America and the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Korea: Guiding Principles Following the Transition of Wartime Operational Control

October 31, 2018

(Purpose) After the decision between the Presidents of both nations in 2017 to “expeditiously enable the conditions-based transition of wartime operational control (OPCON) of ROK forces”, the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Korea (hereafter referred to as “the ROK MND”) and the Department of Defense of the United States of America (hereafter referred to as “U.S. DoD”) have formulated the following Alliance Guiding Principles in order to maintain a strong combined defense posture after the transition of wartime operational control. [Full Text – PDF 242KB]