Mutual Defense Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of Korea

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Mutual Defense Treaty
Mutual Defense Treaty Between the United States and Republic of Korea
(대한민국과 미합중국간의 상호방위조약)
The Sigining ceremony of the ROK-U.S. Mutual Defense Agreement.png
On August 8, 1953, Foreign Minister Byeon Yeong-tae and US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles shared a handshake after signing the treaty. Watched by President Syngman Rhee.
TypeMilitary alliance
Signed1 October 1953
LocationWashington D.C.
Effective18 November 1954
Parties South Korea
 United States
LanguageEnglish, Korean

Mutual Defense Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of Korea (Korean대한민국과 미합중국간의 상호방위조약; Hanja韓美相互防衛條約) is a treaty between South Korea and the United States signed on 1 October 1953, two months after the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement which brought a halt to the fighting in the Korean War. The agreement commits the two nations to provide mutual aid if either faces external armed attack and allows the United States to station military forces in South Korea in consultation with the South Korean government.[1]

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  1. ^ "Mutual Defense Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of Korea; October 1, 1953". The Avalon Project. Lillian Goldman Law Library. Retrieved 27 July 2016.

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