Why the US won’t mind if South Korea scraps military pact with North Korea
Experts say US has harbored reservations about deal since 2018 signing but may see its value in preventing escalation
The U.S. understands and may even quietly support its South Korean ally’s push to scrap a 2018 inter-Korean deal aimed at demilitarizing border zones, experts told NK Pro.
Over the past month, top Yoon Suk-yeol administration officials have increasingly voiced their opposition to the Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA), signed under the previous Moon Jae-in government as part of its reconciliatory approach to North Korea.
According to Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Gen. Kim Seung-kyum, the CMA was a “disguised peace offensive” that “affected our surveillance and reconnaissance, training and current operational readiness.” Defense minister
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