They discussed the context of North Korea’s recent missile tests and the history of military tensions between North Korea and the U.S., as well as the latest U.S. military provocation in the region, including the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system in South Korea.
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Last week, an official letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un proposing an inter-Korean summit was delivered to South Korean president Moon Jae-in. If realized, it would be the third inter-Korean summit in the history of the divided Korean Peninsula.read more
The dominant American narrative of South Korea depicts U.S.-South Korea relations as an enduring and equal partnership in the face of a shared enemy. What belies this comforting bilateral scenario, however, is the cynical U.S. response to recent joint ROK–DPRK initiatives leading up to the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.read more
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The residents of Seongju and Gimcheon were caught off guard when the USFK and the South Korean Defense Ministry forced key parts of the THAAD missile system into the former Lotte Skyhill Golf Course in the early morning hours of April 26. The AN/TPY-2 radar is believed to have been transported into the deployment site.read more