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Bad deal over Korea

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US should reconsider including Japan in UN Command

The United States is apparently seeking to give Japan an expanded role in times of military conflict on the Korean Peninsula.

This is utterly unthinkable to the Korean government and people as a whole because the country was a colony of Japan from 1910 to 1945, and there are still unresolved issues stemming from the brutal colonial rule.

More importantly, the U.S. move may boost Japan's military ambitions, which have become more vivid under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, although it primarily targets China, Russia and North Korea.

Allowing Japan to participate in a future Korean conflict seems to be part of a broader plan to strengthen the role of the U.S.-led United Nations Command (UNC) after the U.S. completes the transfer of wartime operational control to........

© The Korea Times