US and South Korea cancel annual joint military training

The reason is to weaken the tense on the Korean Peninsula
14:02, 3 March 2019


The USA and South Korea canceled organizing the annual joint military training. The reason for this is to contribute to the progress in negotiations with North Korea. Pentagon reported on March 2, Radio Svoboda reports.

According to the report, the manures Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, which are traditionally held in spring, were canceled this year in order to "weaken the tense and to keep the diplomatic mission on achieving the whole denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."

The Chief of the General Staff of Seoul together with the Chief of Combined Task Forces of the South Korea and the USA decided to hold smaller training Dong Maeng instead of the Foal Eagle and Key Resolve training on March 4 – 12.

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Several Western authorities expressed their worries concerning this decision, claiming that it will reduce the combat readiness of troops in case of escalation of the situation in the region.

As we reported earlier, North Korea will have a great future if the country makes s deal with the USA. If it refuses from the denuclearization, it will suffer severe economic consequences.

The United States and North Korea say they intend to continue talks but have not specified when.

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