NOV. 17, 2020
On November 17, Acting Secretary of Defense, Christopher C. Miller, conducted a phone call with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Minister of National Defense Suh Wook to reaffirm the enduring strength of the U.S.-ROK Alliance. Secretary Miller and Minister Suh discussed the outcome of the 52nd Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) in October and underscored the U.S. commitment to defend South Korea through the combined defense posture of the U.S.-ROK Alliance. Minister Suh and Secretary Miller both reflected on the importance of maintaining communication to deepen bilateral cooperation. The two leaders further pledged to pursue continued progress on the mutual security interests of the U.S.-ROK Alliance.