Abrams takes helm of USFK amid uncertainty for alliance with S. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea — Gen. Robert Abrams assumed command of U.S. Forces Korea on Thursday at a time of uncertainty for the longstanding alliance with South Korea and talks aimed at eliminating the nuclear threat from the North.
Abrams took the colors for USFK, United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command during a rain-soaked ceremony at Barker Field.
The parade ground is in front of the new headquarters building at Camp Humphreys, about 40 miles south of Seoul.
He replaces Gen. Vincent Brooks, who has presided over U.S. military efforts since April 2016. That period has seen tensions with North Korea raise fears of a nuclear war before ebbing after the communist state agreed to engage in diplomacy earlier this year.
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