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Radar systems purchase comes as Tokyo relaxes missile alert level at sea
First official meetings since June 12 summit come ahead of expected Pompeo visit to Pyongyang
Formal proposal for bureau already submitted to North Korea's KCNA, reports Yonhap
Consistency will be key for U.S.-ROK alliance amid negotiations with Pyongyang
Position has been vacant since January last year
Speaking in Seoul, Secretary of Defense also says no plans to scale down U.S. troop numbers in ROK
Meeting will focus on resuming past projects, including improving infrastructure in DPRK
Construction on long-delayed project stepped up on both sides of border
Talks followed Turkish ROK Ambassador's early June trip to Pyongyang
Further signs of shift in North Korean propaganda narrative ahead of continuing U.S.-DPRK talks
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