South Korean Defense Budget Rises Despite Thaw With North

Credit: Bradley Perrett/AW&ST
l “ The era of the Korean peninsula without war has begun,” South Korean President Moon Jae-in said after a meeting with his counterpart in North Korea, Kim Jong Un, in September 2018. That happy notion does not seem to be affecting Seoul’s defense budget, which for 2019 will rise 8.2%. The...
Kim Minseok

Kim Minseok covers South Korean defense. He has worked as a journalist for South Korean military magazines Military Review and Defense Times. Mr Kim is also a research fellow at the Korea Defense and Security Forum, a think tank.

Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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