May 20, 2024

U.S. could build trust with North Korea by following South’s lead: Brooks

In interview with NK News podcast, former USFK chief suggests U.S. take a more conciliatory approach in talks with DPRK

The U.S. could consider further trust-building steps and adopt an "enlightened" view in order to improve relations with North Korea, the former head of United States Forces Korea (USFK) told NK News in an interview published Tuesday.

Speaking with the NK News podcast in an episode recorded last week, Vincent K. Brooks -- who served as head of USFK, the United Nations Command (UNC) and the ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command between 2016 and 2019 -- suggested Washington take cues from Seoul in pursuing peace with Pyongyang.

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