February 21, 2024

South Korea to restore guard posts along border after North Korea did same

Experts say both sides set to boost military readiness after DPRK scraps CMA and deploys soldiers to border

South Korea plans to restore guard posts it withdrew from after implementing a 2018 inter-Korean military agreement, a top official said Monday, following North Korea’s decision to totally scrap the deal and return to border posts with heavy weapons.

Seoul announced a partial suspension of the Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA) last week in response to the DPRK successful launch of a reconnaissance satellite. Pyongyang retaliated by announcing it would ditch the deal entirely the next day and has since redeployed soldiers and weaponry to the border.