US-Korea | South Korea and the US make their alliance future-proof

South Korea and the US make their alliance future-proof

Allies agree to maintain key command structures just as North-South defense arrangements take effect, but vagueness on timing of central issue remains

November 1, 2018 7:59 PM (UTC+8)
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and former South Korean defense minister Song Young-moo greet troops at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea in this recent file shot. Photo: US Dept of Defense via AFP
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and former South Korean defense minister Song Young-moo greet troops at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea in this recent file shot. Photo: US Dept of Defense via AFP