Whenever they meet, officials from South Korea and the United States have a favoured phrase for describing the strength of their relations.
The three-word motto “We go together” is intended to encapsulate the common cause that has united the sides in a military alliance for more than six decades. When President Donald Trump was welcomed to South Korea on a rare state visit in November 2017, he was gifted traditional Korean utensils engraved with the phrase.
But behind the rhetoric...
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