Seoul, August 25th -- U.S. Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger arrived Monday to attend the?
Plane arriving, U.S. Defense Secretary ??? unboarding, Schlesinger and ROK Defence Minister Sub Jyong-Chul reviewing honour guards ceremony, Schlesinger greeting welcoming ROK army officials and Schlesinger's arriving statement
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Background: Seoul, August 25th -- U.S. Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger arrived Monday to attend the U.S. - South Korea annual security consultative meeting. Schlesinger was met by Defense Minister Suh Jyong Chul at Kimpo Airport and was given a full dress welcome including a gun salute and an honour guard ceremony.
Schlesinger said "We shall discuss just where we stand and just what we need to do to make our strength and resolve so manifest that no adversary will ever doubt that aggression would be not and would be turned back."
One of the main topics at the meeting will be the ??? program. The U.S. promised $1,500 million for the five-year program which started in 1971. So far, 70 percent of the target has been achieved, South Korean officials said. Another main subject will be defense industry development in South Korea. Scul hopes the U.S. will actively support its desire to develop a heavy military industry.
On Thursday, Schlesinger is scheduled to depart for Tokyo for more security talks.