South Korean Defense Budget Rises Despite Thaw With North

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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 allocation...

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