From the Korea Times:
President-elect Lee Myung-bak pledged to enhance the nation's military strength against North Korea even though he will continue the peace and reconciliation policy toward the country.
``Reinforcing defense and strengthening security do not mean ignoring inter-Korean reconciliation,'' Lee said during a meeting with Defense Minister Kim Jang-soo and other military leaders at the Defense Ministry in Seoul Friday.
It may not end the “peace process”, it does mean the end of the open-ended financial commitment the Sunshine Policy bestowed upon the North however. During Roh Moo-hyun’s administration, South Korea bent over backwards to avoid offending their Northern leftist counterparts, and even went as far as condemning their own soldiers who were killed by Kim’s military.