South Korea, Japan: An Intelligence Pact's End Carries More Symbolic Than Practical Effect

MIN READAug 22, 2019 | 19:00 GMT


With the Japan-South Korea relationship deteriorating amid a small trade war, Seoul has moved to downgrade its intelligence relationship with its fellow U.S. ally. On Aug. 22, South Korea announced that it will terminate its bilateral intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, known as the General Security of Military Information Agreement, citing Japan’s early August removal of South Korea from a national security export "white list." The pact will expire on Nov. 24....

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