Trump surprises with pledge to end military exercises in South Korea

We’ll see how this all works out. One thing with Trump, as we’ve noted, is that things tend to zig zag. Hopefully, however, we are seeing the begining of a new era for the Korean Peninsula.

In the attached article it says that “analysts fear the concession won’t be reciprocated.” OK. So fear that. If they don’t reciprocate we don’t play ball.

(From Reuters)

U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration on Tuesday that he intended to end joint military exercises in Korea seemed to be news to both South Korean and U.S. military officials.

Trump made the remarks at a news conference after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, calling war games expensive and “provocative.”

South Korea’s Presidential Blue House said it needed to “to find out the precise meaning or intentions” of Trump’s statement, while adding that it was willing to “explore various measures to help the talks move forward more smoothly.”

A spokeswoman for U.S. military forces in Korea, meanwhile, said it had not received any direction to cease joint military drills.

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