US, South Korea Suspend August Military Drills

(From UPI)

The United States and South Korea suspended plans to conduct defensive military exercises scheduled for August, the U.S. Department of Defense said Monday.

The Department of Defense suspended all planning for the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian command and control exercise “consistent with President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to North Korea and in concert with South Korea,” chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said.

“We are still coordinating additional actions,” she said. “No decisions on subsequent war games have been made.”

White added the defense secretary, secretary of state and the national security advisor will hold a meeting at the Pentagon later this week to discuss the issue.

“There is no impact on Pacific exercises outside of the Korean Peninsula,” she said.

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