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U.S.-South Korea alliance

South Korean and US Troops to Begin Major Exercises Next Week

South Korean and US Troops to Begin Major Exercises Next Week

By Hyung-jin Kim
Following expanded weapons tests by North Korea, this year’s Freedom Shield exercise will involve 48 field exercises, double the number conducted last year.

The US, South Korea and Japan Conduct Naval Drills in a Show of Strength Against North Korea

The US, South Korea and Japan Conduct Naval Drills in a Show of Strength Against North Korea

By Kim Tong-hyung
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been on a provocative run of weapons testing and threats that raised regional tensions to their highest point in years.
North Korea Factor Fades Amid Seoul’s Trilateral Engagement

North Korea Factor Fades Amid Seoul’s Trilateral Engagement

By Abhishek Sharma
South Korea’s current diplomatic strategy is overlooking its greatest security threat.

Shifting Visions of the South Korea-US Alliance

Shifting Visions of the South Korea-US Alliance

By Clint Work and Joo Young Kim
Changes in the official “Defense Vision” documents show clearly how conceptions of the alliance have evolved from 2019 to 2023.

What Do US Indo-Pacific Allies Think of the Biden-Xi Summit?

What Do US Indo-Pacific Allies Think of the Biden-Xi Summit?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Views from Australia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan.

South Korea: America’s Forgotten Ally? 

South Korea: America’s Forgotten Ally? 

By Troy Stangarone and Clint Work
South Korea’s reluctance to play a more vocal role often leaves its sizable contributions less noticed than those of other allies.

Realizing a South Korea-US Defense Partnership in Space

Realizing a South Korea-US Defense Partnership in Space

By Sam Wilson
The allies’ wide-ranging level of military cooperation has not typically extended to space. That may be about to change.
How the US SSBN Port Call in Busan Bolsters Extended Deterrence

How the US SSBN Port Call in Busan Bolsters Extended Deterrence

By Jihoon Yu and Erik French
By announcing the USS Kentucky’s visit to Busan, the U.S. temporarily rendered one of its key assets more vulnerable, showing that it is willing to run risks on behalf of South Korea. 

US Flies Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Korean Peninsula

US Flies Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Korean Peninsula

By Hyung-jin Kim
The flyover is the latest in a series of temporary U.S. deployments of strategic assets in South Korea in response to North Korea’s push to expand its nuclear arsenal.

North Korea Calls South Korean President a ‘Puppet Traitor’

North Korea Calls South Korean President a ‘Puppet Traitor’

By Mitch Shin
Pyongyang has been publishing belligerent statements slamming the South Korea-U.S. summit – and is eagerly seizing on South Korean criticisms for its own advantage. 

Will the New Nuclear Consultative Group Alleviate South Korea’s Deterrence Concerns? 

Will the New Nuclear Consultative Group Alleviate South Korea’s Deterrence Concerns? 

By Anna Dawes and Manseok Lee
The establishment of the NCG represents a timely and measured response to changing domestic situations in South Korea as well as the growing nuclear threat from North Korea.
North Korea Issues Warning After US-South Korea Summit

North Korea Issues Warning After US-South Korea Summit

By Mitch Shin
The powerful sister of the North Korean leader released a statement denouncing the Washington Declaration and the new Nuclear Consultative Group.

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