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Part of the inter-Korean military agreement contains a clause to remove all JSA guard posts, disarm soldiers served there, and dismantle the area. It also calls for the removal of unnecessary surveillance equipment. In the future, the area will be controlled by civilian police stations and unarmed patrols. The free movement of visitors and tourists on both sides of the MDL is also introduced. AAH measures are monitored and managed by a tripartite advisory body composed of North and South Korea and the United Nations Command. These measures seem to indicate that the parties wish to once again transform the site into a genuine common security zone. The implementation of these measures would most likely reduce the risk of unintentional incidents. If all parties respect the agreement, it is difficult to present long-term negative effects on stability and risks within the JSA and the wider DMZ in Den haagern. The basic agreements signed between North and South Korea must be fully implemented. Denuclearization must be negotiated with tolerance and patience, and the process cannot be rushed. Improving North-South interactions should be seen as a separate process with a specific timeline and not held hostage for progress in denuclearization. The 19/19 military agreement between the two Koreas should not be tied to U.S.

determination to achieve denuclearization, let alone U.S. domestic policy. On 30 October 27, 2018, members of a special South Korean committee on inter-Korean economic cooperation held their first meeting and saw members of the ruling and opposition parties agree to restore the inter-Korean economic cooperation that had been interrupted for about 10 years and the exploitation of north Korea`s kaesong industrial region, now closed, and the joint tower project suspended on Mount Kumgang to normalize. even in the north, if the conditions are met. [97] Common economic zones in these two areas were also commitments in the Pyongyang Declaration. [15] The current number of U.S. personnel (about 28,000) and the military capabilities they represent should not be a target per se. Moreover, the presence of US forces deployed in South Korea does not depend solely on the security situation on the Korean Peninsula. It also targets broader strategic objectives for regional stability. Over the past 10 to 20 years, the number of troops deployed in South Korea has changed significantly, reflecting the security situation, military doctrine and capabilities, as well as the fundamental political agreements at the time.

Therefore, if the inter-Korean military agreement had the effect of improving overall security (as expected), this would change for the United States.