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South Korean Navy

Discussion in 'Navy & Maritime' started by fylr71, Jul 1, 2006.

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  1. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

    Feb 5, 2010
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    Oh yes the Koreans haven't forgotten nor forgiven the Japanese occupation (1910-1945) at all. That's a multi-generational grudge that's probably got a few hundred years to go yet. Same with the Chinese and their experience of the Japanese occupation of Chinese territory. Also the Koreans haven't forgotten their subjugation by various Chinese dynasties either.
  2. Ananda

    Ananda Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2008
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    Yes.. that's the problem with ROK military/defence planning..they see enemy surrounded them..
    They don't trust Kim's dynasty in the north, they always have bad feelings with the archipelago across the Korean sea..and they always nervous with China.

    Once I talk with someone from DI that related his conversation with his counterpart in KAI. That time Indonesia just signed up with KFX project..and ROK/KAI still looking for second partner.
    The talk with Turkey waswas hitt the wall, and that DI guy ask KAI guy on potential asking Japanese to come.
    He said, it's more probable to ask Kim's in the north to join KFX rather than ask Japanese..(well I believe the feelings is quite mutual on Japanese side on defense cooperation with ROK..unless US brokerage behind it).

    That's why both of them, despite some domestic resentment on US forces in their respective countries..will always need US not only against Kim's dynasty and potential Beijing move..but also to mediate between both of them.
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  3. Systems Adict

    Systems Adict Defense Professional Verified Defense Pro

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  4. StingrayOZ

    StingrayOZ Well-Known Member

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    Defence Connect

    South Korea to build ship for short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing aircraft

    Interesting development. Would be interested what comes out of this design.