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South Korea, US to resume joint military exercises

20 March 2018

South Korean and US forces will resume their joint military exercises on 1 April after Washington and Seoul had agreed to suspend them during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang as part of a move to ease tensions with North Korea.

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and South Korean Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo “agreed to resume the annual combined exercises, including ‘Foal Eagle’ and ‘Key Resolve’, which were de-conflicted with the schedule of the Olympic Games”, said US Forces Korea (USFK) in a 20 March statement, adding that the drills are expected to resume “at a scale similar to that of the previous years”.

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