13 Jun '18, 10pm

Pompeo Meets Top US General in Korea to Explain Exercise Freeze

Pompeo Meets Top US General in Korea to Explain Exercise Freeze

Army Gen. Vincent Brooks met Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's plane in South Korea on Wednesday to get a briefing on what President Donald Trump meant by freezing joint military exercises and broaching the possibility of a withdrawal of U.S. forces. Brooks, who is triple-hatted as commander of U.S. Forces Korea, the U.S.-South Korea Combined Forces Command, and the United Nations Command, was in need of "guidance," as his staff put it in a carefully worded statement Tuesday. Brooks, who is expected to step down later this summer as commander in South Korea, was on the tarmac as Pompeo's plane landed at Osan Air Base , south of Seoul. In remarks to reporters traveling with him, and at a later news conference, Pompeo said Trump had ordered a cessation of joint military exercises with Republic of Korea (ROK) forces, but added they would resume if North Korea fails to show goo...

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