Pentagon Says US Suspends Major Military Drills With South Korea After Trump-Kim Deal

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Pentagon Says US Suspends Major Military Drills With South Korea After Trump-Kim Deal

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The US is suspending major military drills with South Korea, the Pentagon says.

“Major military exercises have been suspended indefinitely on the Korean Peninsula,” a senior US official told AFP.

The remark follows a June 12 statement by US President Donald Trump, who announced that military drills with South Korea are inappropriate amid the negotiations on a denuclearization of North Korea.

Trump’s statement was made during a press conference after a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

“The war games are very expensive, we pay for the majority of them,” Trump said adding that drills may be suspended.

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  • hhabana

    Don’t count on it permanently. Too many fronts for U,S. and I believe this is just a tactic to pacify Kim while current administration deals with select conflicts.

    It is good that Russia and China are working together. Man being man, a monopoly in power creates chaos and death. Best thing for world peace is that new governments being elected in Europe challenge Brussels that suckles America’s tits. Good luck to Italy.

    • hamster

      “a monopoly in power creates chaos and death.”

      This is generally true. In the nuclear age, a multipolar world is far more likely to be peaceful than one sole superpower being able to interfere in other country’s affair with relative impunity.

  • RichardD

    This is a step in the right direction. I hope that it is built upon to get a peace treaty ending the war and US incitement, aggression and belligerence and leading to a normalization of relations between N & S Korea.