29 September 2017

News Story: S. Korea, U.S. open alliance talks

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United States began working-level defense talks in Seoul on Wednesday on North Korea and pending alliance issues.

The two-day Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD) meeting, the 12th of its kind, got under way amid sharp military tensions on the peninsula over North Korea's provocations.

Agenda items include policy coordination against the North's nuclear and missile programs, Washington's commitment to extended deterrence and the transfer of wartime operational control of South Korean troops, according to the Ministry of National Defense.

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