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October 27, 2022
Analysis: Deal for Reducing Military Tensions with North Korea Could Go ‘Back to Square One’
Journalists Hyonhee Shin, Josh Smith
It's unlikely that South Korea would respond to North Korean violations in kind, but a breakdown in the hotlines or other communication would be dangerous, said former General Park Cheol-kyun, who worked on international policy at South Korea's Defense Ministry until May.
"Such channels are critical in any situation, and now things are getting very tense," he said.
Although unfortunate, a collapse of the CMA would not cause a spike in tensions or threaten stability on the Korean Peninsula, said Duyeon Kim, with the U.S.-based Center for a New American Security.
"If Pyongyang is serious about risk reduction and credible confidence- and security-building measures, then it would return to the dialogue table with South Korea and the United States," she said.
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