Canada Canadian general to become No. 2 at UN Command in Korea

10:37  15 may  2018
10:37  15 may  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Seventeen days later the " United Nations Command " was set up in Tokyo, with General of the Army Douglas MacArthur at its head. Thus No. 3 Field Ambulance, already the only Commonwealth unit of its kind in Korea , became the only Canadian field unit in the theatre.

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a group of people standing next to a man in a military uniform: Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre, right, who was a brigadier general at the time of this photo, speaks with Lt.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk, commander of the Canadian army, left, in the Wainwright Garrison training area in 2016. Eyre has now been appointed deputy commander of the UN Command in Korea.© DND Combat Camera/Master Corporal Malcolm Byers Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre, right, who was a brigadier general at the time of this photo, speaks with Lt.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk, commander of the Canadian army, left, in the Wainwright Garrison training area in 2016. Eyre has now been appointed deputy commander of the UN Command in Korea.

A senior Canadian officer will become the deputy commander of the United Nations force in Korea, Canada's Department of National Defence said Monday.

Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre will become the first non-U.S. general officer to hold the post since the international headquarters command was created 68 years ago.

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" Korea was a war of platoons and sections, not armies" - Canadian author Pierre Berton. It was soon evident that the North Koreans had no intention of complying with the UN demands. Thus, a United Nations Command was established in Tokyo under General Douglas MacArthur of the U.S.

Then on 15 September, General MacArthur, Commander , UN forces, launched a brilliant military Five other destroyers, Crusader, Huron, Iroquois, Nootka, Haida, served under UN Command during the war. The Canadian brigade’s operational role in Korea ended on 8 November 1954.

He takes up the appointment ahead of a historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

The United Nations Command oversees the multinational forces who fought the Korean War between 1950-53 and serves as the mechanism through which nations can be recalled should fighting erupt on the contested peninsula.

The organization has — since the late 1970s — taken a bit of a back seat since the South Koreans and the U.S. took more direct control for the defence of the country.

With rising tension over North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests, the UN Command (UNC) has taken on more importance.

It was the multinational vehicle chosen by Washington in January for talks among allies about to deal with Pyongyang's escalating threats and aggressive moves.

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Dates of Service of Foreign Armed Forces in UN Command by Country. Canada . The following article by David Newman was found on a website which is no longer active. Most Canadians left Korea at that point. All Canadian Troops had left by 1955.

The Commander of the Special Force lost no time getting to work. Canadian Army Orders show him as appointed to command the 25th within the higher levels of command and among the members of the United Nations .15 If the U . N . forces were to remain in Korea , two courses of action were open.

Canada increasing contribution

National Defence, in a statement, said Canada will increase its contribution to the command from six to 15 staff officers this summer.

"I am looking forward to taking on the challenge of deputy commander – UNC Korea, and am incredibly honoured to be selected for this position," Eyre said in a statement. "Canada is committed to maintaining peace and security on the Korean peninsula and throughout the Asia-Pacific region, for which the UNC is an important component, and I will do all I can to support this objective."

Canada's top military commander, Gen. Jonathan Vance, said the larger contribution, including the appointment of Eyre, demonstrates the country is doing its part for global peace and security.

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Depending on how the June 12 summit in Singapore goes, experts suggest the UNC could have a more significant role to play, particularly if there is a deal to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, or even a full-fledged peace treaty.

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within the higher levels of command and among the members of the United Nations .15 If the U . N . forces were to remain in Korea decided to equip the Canadian Army Pacific Force with everything American except uniforms.15 There was, however, no plan for this policy to become general

The United Nations Command (UNC) is the unified command structure for the multinational military forces, established in 1950, supporting South Korea (the Republic of Korea or ROK) during and after the Korean War.

A paper written for the organization 38 North that provides analysis on the Korean conflict said the command could end up with an expanded mandate.

It could, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), monitor "nuclear security and safety in a reunified or denuclearized Korea," said a September 2017 analysis posted online.

It could also facilitate "international support, monitoring, supervision and oversight of North-South denuclearization arrangements," wrote retired South Korean lieutenant-general In-Bum Chun.

"If there is a reduction of U.S. forces, the role of the UNC in maintaining peace would be more significant. It is also possible that a peace treaty could involve agreed principles for the transition — for example, joint efforts for securing nuclear material and infrastructure and removal of nuclear weapons — that could involve the UNC."

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