Suspending Korea exercises caused slight dip in readiness: U.S. general

FILE PHOTO: South Korean Army K1A1 tanks fire live rounds during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise at a training field, near the demilitarized zone, separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon’s nominee to be the next commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said on Tuesday that a decision to suspend some joint exercises between South Korea and the United States was a “prudent risk” but had caused a “slight degradation” in military readiness. President Donald Trump caught many U.S. officials […]

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