About the author: Uk Heo is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the author or co-author of articles in American Politics Quarterly, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Interactions, Journal of East Asian Affairs, and other scholarly periodicals. He received his PhD in Political Science from Texas A&M University.1999 0-7734-8017-X2002 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.