A critical week for South Korea on the national security front with a series of high-level defense talks with the U.S. lined up.
Top U.S. military officials are in Seoul to attend those talks, while also aiming to convince South Korea to reconsider the termination of its military intel sharing pact with Japan.
Pending Seoul-Washington bilateral issues also lie ahead including defense cost-sharing negotiations.
For an in-depth discussion I'm joined by Dr. Woo Jung-yeop, Research Fellow at the Sejong Institute.
1. TOP U.S. MILITARY OFFICIALS VISIT SEOUL BACK TO BACK.
The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley
2. U.S. STANCE ON UPCOMING TERMINATION OF SEOUL-TOKYO GSOMIA
3. S. KOREA, U.S. DIFFER ON GSOMIA. IMPACT ON ALLIANCE?
4. EXPECTED REQUEST FROM U.S. DEFENSE CHIEF ON DEFENSE COST-SHARING
Mark Esper here to attend Security Consultative Meeting.
5. U.S. WILL FACE BIGGER THREAT IF IT DOESN'T CHANGE COURSE: N. KOREA
Its patience is running out, U.S. will face a bigger threat if it doesn't change course.
6. U.S. OPEN TO ADJUSTING JOINT DRILLS WITH S. KOREA: U.S. DEFENSE CHIEF
"We have to be open to all the things that enable diplomats to sit down with the North Koreans to move forward on issues that have been brought to the table"
7. IS ADJUSTING JOINT DRILLS HELPING FIND NUCLEAR BREAKTHROUGH?