SOUTH KOREA: Talks with a Troubled Ally

Seoul enjoys a boom, but frets about the North's strength

"Raise your eyes and what do you see? Mr. President running with me."

That jaunty rhyme was chanted by soldiers of the 122nd Signal Battalion as they jogged along with Jimmy Carter for three miles during an early morning run at Camp Casey, just south of the DMZ. Fresh from the seven-nation economic summit in Tokyo, Carter had arrived at Seoul's Kimpo Airport the previous evening on his first official visit to South Korea. After shaking hands with President Park Chung Hee, Carter boarded a Marine helicopter for the flight to...