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Weinberger pledges arms to Seoul in case of war

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Susan Garland / April 1, 1982


US Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger agreed to transfer $2 billion in arms and ammunition to South Korea in case of war in a ''clear signal'' of defense readiness aimed at Communist North Korea.

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Mr. Weinberger and South Korean Defense Minister Choo Young Bock signed the unique agreement at the end of annual security consultations. The pact has been submitted to Congress, where it is expected to meet a warm reception.