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OpCon Transfer and Its Implications for the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Thursday, March 25, 2010
9:30am – 2:00pm (Registration begins 9:00am)
Willard Intercontinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave
Willard Room (Lobby Level)

The Center for U.S.-Korea Policy and the Maureen & Mike Mansfield Foundation will co-host a public symposium on issues surrounding the planned transfer of operational control (OPCON) in 2012 and implications for the U.S.-South Korea alliance. Panel presenters will include Bruce Bechtol, U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College; Michael O’Hanlon, The Brookings Institution; and Kim Sung-han, Korea University (Other speakers TBD). Hon. Hwang Jin Ha, ROK National Assemblyman, will serve as a keynote speaker. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian & Pacific Security Affairs, Derek Mitchell, will provide a luncheon address, and Gen. John H. Tilelli Jr., former Commander-in-Chief, UN Command, Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea, will provide introductory remarks. This conference is co-sponsored by Samsung, Poongsan Corporation, the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), and JoongAng Ilbo. To RSVP please contact with name and affiliation.

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