04 august 2020

South Korean support for alliance with US still strong despite cost-sharing row, poll finds


SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean support for the alliance with the United States remains strong despite a public row over defense cost-sharing, a recent poll found, as the negotiations remain stalled more than seven months after the previous deal expired.A veteran U.S. diplomat who was previously the assistant chief of mission in Afghanistan has been named the new envoy leading the talks over how much South Korea should pay to offset the cost of stationing some 28,500 troops on the divided [...]