About the authors: Jong-Sup Lee is Lieutentant Colonel of the Republic of Korea Army and working at the Ministry of National Defense. He received his PhD from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. His research focuses on international cooperation, peace-2002 0-7734-7345-9
In this study, Lee and Heo confront the conventional wisdom about burden-sharing in military alliances through a detailed and extensive examination of the USA-Korean military pact. Domestic politics, as much as international concerns, emerge as the key factors that define the context within which the USA and Korea negotiated the level of Korea’s contribution to the alliance.