America’s Alliance System Will Face One of Its Biggest Tests Yet

The outcome of a U.S.-South Korea defense negotiation could transform America’s global footprint

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By Uri Friedman

f the United States believes that it doesn’t need an alliance with the Republic of Korea, I would say it’s okay. If the United States doesn’t want the…

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