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South Korea, U.S. begin annual military drills postponed for Winter Olympics

South Korea, U.S. begin annual military drills postponed for Winter Olympics


South Korea and the U.S. resumed their joint
military drills on Sunday,… as diplomatic relations continue to thaw on the Korean Peninsula. The postponed drills– including the Foal
Eagle and Key Resolve exercises — will wrap up before the April 27th summit between leaders
of South and North Korea,… and ahead of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump
and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next month. Nearly 300-thousand South Korean forces and
11-thousand U.S. troops will take part in the four-week exercise. The start was delayed at the request of South
Korean government until the end of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The South Korean military says the size of
the drills will be similar to that of previous years,… but it’s reported they’ll be less
“intense” — with fewer U.S. strategic assets involved to emphasize the defensive nature
of the exercises.


Reader Comments

  1. Got to keep up the pressure I guess despite hugs and kisses and a face to face handshake in the end.

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