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PacNet #61 – The US Military Pivot to Asia and Exploring a New Phase of the US-ROK Alliance

In 2012, there will be presidential elections in both the United States and the Republic of Korea. Due to its deep and broad nature, it is unlikely that the US-ROK alliance will be altered by who wins either election. Still, leaders of the new governments will craft strategic visions to cope with developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The center of gravity shaping the security environment in Asia revolves around the US military pivot to Asia and China’s rising influence.