South Korea: When the Cheering Stopped

Reagan says farewell to Seoul, but the glow lingers on

The exultant crowds were gone, the banners proclaiming WE ALL LOVE YOU RON AND NANCY and FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW no longer festooned the broad avenues of downtown Seoul. But a week after Ronald Reagan's three-day visit, South Korean officials were still aglow over the President's picture-perfect tour. For a government still recovering from the Soviet downing of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 last September and from the terrorist bombing in Rangoon last month that killed 16 South Korean officials, the Reagan trip was a welcome morale booster. Most...

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