Jada Fraser, Clements Center Alum, was recently published in Korea Pro, discussing how the potential war in Taiwan could delay the transfer of wartime operational authority to Seoul. The United States and South Korea have yet to emphasize operational or contingency planning for such a scenario in the Taiwan Strait, and this lack of planning has led to a debate between those who think the Korean Peninsula should heavily factor into a potential Taiwan conflict and those who argue that the North Korean threat requires the full focus of the U.S.-ROK alliance. Fraser argues that the increasing Chinese threat to Taiwan will likely impact the U.S.-ROK alliance directly by slowing down plans for transfering wartime operational control (OPCON) by shifting expectations for U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), creating higher thresholds for transferring OPCON and revising operational plans (OPLANs) to include contingency planning for Taiwan. To read the full article, click here.