Did South Korea just side with North Korea? Today, the two Koreas began general-level military talks as top military officials from South Korea and the U.S. wrapped up annual discussions across the Pacific in Washington. They all have plenty to talk about, and if reports from earlier in the week are true, the meeting in Washington was tense. According to a report from KBS World Radio on Oct. 23, an official from the South Korean Defense Ministry said the U.S. would now be required to notify North Korea before flying helicopters near the Joint Security Area of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. The report said the official implied that this was done in consultation with the U.S.-led U.N. Command. That would be something of a surprise, considering that just last week, Reuters cited two unnamed sources as saying the U.S. opposed the plan to set up a no-fly zone – this shortly after South Korea’s foreign minister told reporters the U.S. secretary of state had expressed “discontent” at
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