DMZ controversy | North-South military deal has alarm bells ringing

North-South military deal has alarm bells ringing

Washington is angry Seoul is lowering its defenses too fast, Joint Chiefs hint at reduced capabilities and a retired general launches a petition

October 12, 2018 6:19 PM (UTC+8)
South Korean soldiers stand guard as their comrades conduct landmine clearing operations inside of the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, south of the DMZ. The two Koreas on October 1 started to remove landmines along a section of their heavily fortified border as part of a summit deal to ease military tensions, Seoul said. Photo: AFP/Song Kyong-Seok
South Korean soldiers stand guard as their comrades conduct landmine clearing operations inside of the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, south of the DMZ. The two Koreas on October 1 started to remove landmines along a section of their heavily fortified border as part of a summit deal to ease military tensions, Seoul said. Photo: AFP/Song Kyong-Seok