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News Analysis: U.S. and Seoul trying to save a 50-year alliance

When President George W. Bush of the United States and President Roh Moo Hyun of South Korea meet in Washington on Friday, they will discuss a topic few of their predecessors ever thought to consider: What is wrong with their countries’ 50-year-old alliance? The Korean-American partnership, forged in blood during the Korean War, has been an exemplary success story of Washington’s postwar foreign policy. In a span of five decades, South Korea has overcome threats of communism, poverty and dictatorship to become a full-fledged democracy, the world’s 11th largest economy and Washington’s No. 7 trading partner. Full Story

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