South Korea to Setup Task Force on Military Reforms Next Month

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South Korea to Setup Task Force on Military Reforms Next Month
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South Korea will create a task force on military reform by early next month.

The move comes days after President Moon Jae-in ordered measures to streamline the armed forces in order to root out corruption related to arms development and purchases, Yonhap reported Wednesday.

The defense ministry plans to establish three sub-teams within the task force on military structure, military operation and weaponry acquisition.

The teams will closely cooperate with other task forces to be set up at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, according to the ministry.

It will draft the so-called Defense Reform 2.0 plan by the end of this year with the aim of producing the final version by March next year through public hearings and other necessary steps.

Moon called for the establishment of the "new war concept," especially on "how to fight."

He stressed the need for an "aggressive" combat posture against North Korea's provocations such as a possible attack on Seoul and nearby areas.

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