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38th Security Consultative Meeting Joint Communiqué, US / South Korea

Published October 20, 2006

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and South Korean Minister of National Defense Yoon Kwang Ung issued this joint statement after the 38th Republic of Korea / US Security Consultative Meeting. Among the issues agreed upon were the transfer of wartime operation control of Korean troops from the US military to South Korea sometime during October 15, 2009 - March 15, 2012; the US' "firm commitment" to defending South Korea against North Korea; and South Korea's committment to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and its 1992 denuclearization agreement with North Korea.

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