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Analysis-Moon’s push for military independence may echo far beyond his presidency

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By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) – When South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived this week at Seoul’s largest weapons expo ever https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/arriving-fighter-jet-skoreas-moon-urges-defence-industry-growth-2021-10-20 in the back seat of a fighter jet, he didn’t present the image of a leader bent on making peace with North Korea. Under Moon, South Korea has not only continued many of the military programmes approved under his conservative predecessors, but pushed already large defence budgets to new highs, negotiated an end to U.S. restrictions on its missile progr…

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