Ex-Pentagon official stresses need for war plan rethink, swift OPCON transfer, USFK overhaul

May 8, 2024

In an interview with Yonhap News Agency Monday, Elbridge Colby, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development during the Trump administration, also expressed his support for the swift transfer of wartime operational control (OPCON) from Washington to Seoul, saying the Asian ally should undertake “overwhelming” responsibility for its own defense.

Yonhap News Agency

Elbridge Colby is co-founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative, a policy initiative focused on developing strategies to prepare the United States for an era of sustained great power competition.