Forgotten Borders: Japan’s Maritime Operations in the Korean War and Implications for North Korea

  • Sung-Yoon Lee


In any future contingency operations in the Korean peninsula, Japan’s military experience during the Korean War will be a strategic asset not forgotten. Chief among the humanitarian and strategic needs for Japan’s seaborne involvement in a future contingency in Korea will be the constant US interest in preserving the security of its most highly valued prize in the region, Japan, and how Japan will be able to balance against a rising and more influential China. This chapter examines the important theme of ocean as a competitive arena between the USA, Korea, Japan, and China.

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  • Sung-Yoon Lee
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  1. 1.The Fletcher School of Law and DiplomacyTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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