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In a little-noticed tweet Sunday, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman delivered an unusually blunt criticism of South Korea’s decision to pull out of an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, saying that the move endangers American troops.

“We are deeply disappointed and concerned that the ROK’s government terminated the General Security of Military Information Agreement #GSOMIA,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus wrote. “This will make defending #Korea more complicated and increase risk to U.S. forces.”

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