14 Jun '18, 3pm

Report: U.S. military exercises in South Korea ‘suspended indefinitely.’

Report: U.S. military exercises in South Korea ‘suspended indefinitely.’

Major U.S. military exercises with South Korea have been ‘suspended indefinitely,’ Agence France Presse reported Thursday, citing a senior U.S. official. The Pentagon did not immediately comment on the report. However the department has repeatedly indicated over the last two days that it was working toward fulfilling President Donald Trump’s direction that the exercises be cancelled. “We are working to fulfill the President’s guidance. The Department of Defense is aligned and continues to work with the White House to ensure we provide options that meet the President’s intent,” Pentagon spokesman Marine Corps Lt. Col. Christopher Logan said in a statement. Trump’s proposed troop moves in South Korea raise concerns for lawmakers Even members of Trump's own party were shocked to hear him include cancelling military exercises and possible troop drawdowns during the North Korea...

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