16 Jan '18, 6am

#US bomber deployment underscores fragility of Korean #Olympics detente (by @kimgamel).

SEOUL, South Korea — While North and South Korea take steps toward détente, the U.S. military has sent nuclear-capable stealth bombers and warships to the region ahead of next month’s Olympics. The deployments send a clear signal that Washington isn’t letting down its guard despite an agreement to postpone U.S.-South Korean military exercises on the divided peninsula until after the Winter Games. The two Koreas began their first formal negotiations in more than two years last week, leading to an agreement for the North to participate in the Olympics, which begin on Feb. 9 in the South Korean resort town of Pyeongchang. Another round of talks is scheduled for Wednesday in the heavily fortified border area that divides the countries. But experts caution the process can’t make significant progress in ending the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program until the Unite...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/us-bomber-deployment...

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