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US, S.Korea set 2012 for military command changes

The United States and South Korea on Friday said they would dissolve by 2012 an arrangement dating from the Korean War under which Seoul’s military forces were put under the control of U.S.-led U.N. forces. South Korea remains technically at war with North Korea because the 1950-1953 war ended in a truce instead of a peace treaty. At that time, Seoul ceded wartime command to U.S.-led U.N. forces that helped fight off a North Korean invasion. Seoul assumed peacetime command over its troops in 1994. The agreement by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Jang-soo removed a major point of friction between the two allies. Full Story

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