Title: Korea IMT Holds 6th ROCK DRILL

Release Date: 2017-04-24

Document Date: 2004-07-09

Description: The sixth Korea rock drill raised the issue of information sharing on Korea issues to second parties and beyond. The scenarios addressed non-combatant evacuation operations, SIGINT in a counteroffensive to a North Korean attack, and operations in a newly unified Korea.

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(S//SI) Korea IMT Holds 6th ROCK DRILL
FROM: the Korea IMT
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Run Date: 07/09/2004

(S//SI//REL) In mid-June, the Korea Issue Management Team (KIMT) held a ROCK DRILL that
included representatives from across the Extended Enterprise and from our Second Party
partners.
(S//SI//REL) For the first time, the KIMT addressed the SIGINT response to Non-combatant
Evacuation Operations (NEOs) in both Seoul and Pyongyang, eliciting a great deal of discussion
from both First and Second Party attendees. The next scenario addressed tactical SIGINT in a
counteroffensive responding to a North Korean attack and the final brainstorming session
concerned Phase IV operations in a newly-unified Korea. In all of these conversations, the
partners provided a unique perspective that energized the exchange and highlighted critical
gaps.
(S//SI//REL) Most important among these gaps was communications between and among the
US, Great Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Almost all of these difficulties are a direct
result of our agreements, policies and practices associated with the combined US-South Korean
(ROK) SIGINT partnership and, therefore, require creative thinking and/or policy changes to
resolve. For example, the current threat warning networks in the Korean Theater of Operations
(KTO) do not allow for Second Party access and most, if not all, computer networks in the KTO
are US-ROK or US only.
(S//SI//REL) Database access and Blue Forces data issues also figured prominently in
discussions. Lessons were drawn from our cooperation in other theaters, including Afghanistan
and Iraq. Finally, the Second Parties asked for permission to disseminate the new OPLANS to
their customers so that they can determine what their intelligence needs would be during a
Korean crisis - something about which most of the partners have, admittedly, not yet addressed
in any detail.
(S//SI//REL) Twenty-two nations, including the Five-Eyes community, have already signed the
still-extant 1950's-era U.N. resolution to defend South Korea if North Korea attacks. While many
sharing and cooperation issues exist with our Second Party partners, ROCK DRILL 6 made clear
that these issues will be magnified when it comes to sharing with other coalition partners, such
as the Philippines, Colombia and Luxembourg, to name a few. ROCK DRILL 6, therefore, was a
useful tool to raise the issue of intelligence sharing beyond the traditional US-ROK paradigm for
both Second Parties and others. Over the summer months, the KIMT will be working through
some of these problems, with the goal of exercising the resulting solutions sometime in early
2005.
(U//FOUO) If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
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Tim Miner (
Liz Brooks (

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