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South Korea's Yoon is slipping into a cycle of escalation with North

President should direct military leaders to cool provocative tone

| South Korea
Yoon Suk-yeol seems content with waiting for Kim Jong Un to make a diplomatic overture.   © Reuters

Daniel R. DePetris is a fellow at the think tank Defense Priorities in Washington.

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has spent his first three months in office undoing the North Korea policy of Moon Jae-in, his predecessor, which focused on improving relations with Pyongyang.

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