October 5, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE), a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, applauded efforts to expand collaboration between the U.S. and South Korea on deterrence strategies in the wake of increased threats from North Korea.
“For the last several years, the United States has expanded our approach to security on the Korean peninsula,” Ricketts said. “For example, deploying strategic assets to South Korea like nuclear-armed submarines, the restarted trilateral exercises and cooperation. And then, earlier this year, as already referenced, the U.S. and South Korea national security authorities announced the Nuclear Consultative Group, so our two countries could talk about deterrence strategies. I think this is a step forward in what we’re doing.”
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Ricketts comments came during questioning of Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in a hearing of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. The hearing was entitled “Security on the Korean Peninsula