South Korea has surprisingly little control over its own fate when it comes to North Korea


#TIA – South Korea is feeling more like a pawn in somebody else’s game as Trump moves the pieces around.

Imagine an agreement whereby, should a war break out, operational control of your country’s military would be assumed by another nation.

That’s the deal that South Korea has with the United States in the event of a conflict with North Korea. The arrangement, which traces back to the Korean War in the early 1950s, was dubbed the “most remarkable concession of sovereignty in the entire world” by the late general Richard Stilwell, who commanded US forces in South Korea.

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