US senior official “GSOMIA revocation is profit for North Korea” November 7th 11:48
In the midst of the expiration of the Japan-Korea Military Information Comprehensive Protection Agreement = GSOMIA about half a month away, a senior US Department of Defense official said in response to NHK's interview, "The tension between Japan and South Korea only benefits China and North Korea." And showed the idea to continue to persuade Korea to review the decision to discard.
Secretary of Defense Schreiber, who oversees policy in the Asia-Pacific region at the US Department of Defense, interviewed NHK on the 6th.
Among them, the Japan-Korea Military Information Comprehensive Protection Agreement = “GSOMIA” expires on the 23rd of this month, half a month after the decision to abandon Korea. “The tension between Japan and Korea It only gives benefits to a country like North Korea, ”he said, and recognizing that revoking would have a major impact on security and China's response to North Korea and Japan-US-Korea cooperation.
On top of that, “I still have time to rethink my decision. I want to continue to convince Korea to stay in GSOMIA for all the benefits that GSOMIA brings to us,” and convince Korea to review its decision to abandon. I showed the idea to continue.
In addition, when GSOMIA expires, the Korean government claims to share military information within the framework of information sharing between the three countries of Japan, the US and Korea. It is inefficient and not optimal in the current security environment, ”and expressed recognition that there is a problem in responding when instantaneous collaboration is required, such as missile launches.