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South Korea's foreign policy shaped by Moon's anti-US past

Talk of a smaller American military presence builds in Seoul

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, in an apparent goodwill gesture to North Korea, canceled military drills with the U.S. scheduled for August.

SEOUL -- Seeking deeper ties with Kim Jong Un's regime in North Korea, the government of South Korean President Moon Jae-in is beginning to quietly but seriously consider the possibility of reducing the U.S. military presence in the country.

While the U.S. is skeptical of Kim's commitment to "denuclearizing the Korea Peninsula," further steps toward a lasting peace could embolden Moon to move further away from Washington.

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