South Korea Is an Ally, Not a Dependent

The Wall Street Journal   |  By Michael R. Pompeo and Mark T. Esper Seoul can and should contribute more to its own national defense. South Korean and U.S. Special Forces…

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N. Korea ranks No.1 in military spending as percentage of GDP

YONHAP NEWS SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Yonhap) — North Korea ranked No.1 in the world in terms of the proportion of military spending in gross domestic product between 2007-2017, though the…

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Trump reaffirms commitment to N. Korea’s denuclearization

Yonhap News WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment to achieving North Korea’s denuclearization in a letter to South Korea’s new ambassador to Washington, the…

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What the Iran confrontation means for INDOPACOM and North Korea

Military Times   | By: Diana Stancy Correll Iran isn’t the only adversary the Trump administration has said it is ready to fight. The same day the Pentagon announced Iran’s Quds…

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US strike on Iran could have consequences in North Korea

AP  |  By KIM TONG-HYUNG SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. strike that killed Iran’s top military commander may have had an indirect casualty: a diplomatic solution to denuclearizing…

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U.S. defense secretary urges N.K. leader to exercise restraint

This AFP file photo shows U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. (Yonhap) Yonhap News  |   By Lee Haye-ah WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (Yonhap) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday…

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