August 14, 2017

South Korea Says U.S. Promises Coordination in Standoff With North

Featuring Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

Source: The New York Times

Journalist Choe Sang-Hun

SEOUL, South Korea — With the United States and North Korea locked in an escalating exchange of threats, South Korea told its people on Friday that the White House had agreed not to do anything on the Korean Peninsula that would catch the South off guard.

Chung Eui-yong, the top national security adviser for President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, talked on the phone with his American counterpart, Gen. H. R. McMaster, on Friday morning. The 40-minute conversation came as jitters among South Koreans were growing over President Trump’s threat to deal with North Korea with “fire and fury” and the North’s warning that it would respond with an “enveloping” missile barrage around Guam, home to major American military bases.

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  • Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

    Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior ...