November 29, 2023

The U.S. should empower ROK defense, not squeeze the country for more money

The allies should focus dialogue on how to reduce U.S. troop numbers while maintaining structures for American support

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Deadlocked after six rounds of negotiations, South Korea and the U.S. have nevertheless expressed hope that they can reach a new Special Measures Agreement (SMA) over defense cost-sharing before the end of March.