Trump surprises with pledge to end military exercises in South Korea

FILE PHOTO: South Korean Army K1A1 and U.S. Army M1A2 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/File Photo

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration on Tuesday that he intended to end joint military exercises with South Korea took South Korean and U.S. military officials by surprise. Although the Pentagon said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was consulted ahead of time, current and former U.S. defence officials expressed concern at the possibility that […]

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