December 05, 2023

Inter-Korean military pact compromised border island defense, ROK minister says

Shin Won-sik slams 2018 deal with North Korea for limiting live-fire drills during visit to island once shelled by DPRK

The two Koreas’ 2018 military agreement has limited live-fire training needed to defend border islands against North Korean armed aggression, South Korea’s defense minister said during a visit to Yeonpyeong Island on Monday.

Since taking office earlier this month, Shin Won-sik has repeatedly argued that South Korea needs to suspend the Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA) signed during the previous Moon Jae-in administration as quickly as possible.