Jun 13, 5:12 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 06/13/18 AT 5:10 AM A comment made by President Donald Trump in the passing during a press conference, following the historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday, left South Korea’s department of defense disheveled.Without any prior warning, Trump announced he will be suspending the annual U.S.-South Korean military drills and move forward with the plan to remove the 28,500 American troops stationed in Seoul.“I want to bring our soldiers back home,” Trump said, adding that it was “not part of the equation right now.” Next he said: “We will be stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money unless and until we see the future negotiation is not going along like it should. But we’ll be saving a tremendous amount of money. Plus, I think it’s very … [Read more...] about US-South Korea Military Drills Suspension Announcement Surprised Seoul, Welcomed By Russia, China
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Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey Associated Press Updated 1:14 p.m. UTC May 23, 2018 Washington – The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the U.S. summit with North Korea on track even after President Donald Trump abruptly said “there’s a very substantial chance” it won’t go off as planned. “The fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula hinge” on the meeting, South Korea’s president told Trump in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday. The summit, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, would offer a historic chance for peace. But there also is the risk of a diplomatic failure that would allow the North to revive and advance its nuclear weapons program. U.S. officials say preparations are still underway. “We’re driving on,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Trump’s newfound hesitation appeared to reflect recent setbacks in … [Read more...] about US, South Korea work to keep N. Korea summit on track
Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press Updated 1:48 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Now Playing: President Donald Trump says the planned Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un "may not work out," and the president suggested it could be delayed. (May 22) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track, even after President Donald Trump abruptly said "there's a very substantial chance" it won't happen as scheduled. South Korean President Moon Jae-in reminded Trump Tuesday of the sky-high stakes, saying, "The fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula hinge" on the meeting. The June 12 summit, planned for Singapore, offers a historic chance for peace on the peninsula — but also the risk of an epic diplomatic failure that would allow the North to revive and advance its nuclear weapons program. window._taboola = window._taboola … [Read more...] about US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Megha L 05/04/18 AT 2:20 AM With just weeks left for a landmark summit between the United States and North Korea, President Donald Trump has once again reiterated the idea of withdrawing U.S. troops from South Korea. According to reports, the president on Thursday told the Pentagon to chart out options for a drawdown of forces in the peninsula.Though North had in the past sought withdrawal of the troops as a condition to give up its nuclear weapon, it recently dropped the demand. According to several people with knowledge of Thursday's deliberations, the issue of troop cuts will not be a key point of discussion in the meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, scheduled for later this month or early June. However, they said stationing of the U.S. forces in the South may not be necessary if a peace treaty is signed between the Koreas.The U.S. currently has … [Read more...] about Will Trump’s Suggestion For Troop Cuts Weaken US-South Korea Alliance?
caption Russian A-50U. source Russian Ministry of Defense Russia performed an unusual mission last week, sending jets, nuclear bombers and a surveillance plane around the Korean Peninsula while the US and South Korea conducted joint military exercises. Su-35S fighter jets, Tupolev-95MS bombers and an A-50U early warning and control aircraft flew over the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea. Seoul has accused Russian aircraft of violating its air defense identification zone, but also said their air space had not been violated. South Korea and Japan fighters eventually intercepted them. Prior to the mission, Moscow had spoken out against the joint US and South Korea military exercises, arguing that they do “not help reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula,” Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. But the US and South Korea say that the annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian drills, which Pyongyang has also … [Read more...] about Here’s a look at the Russian spy plane that’s flying close to US-South Korea military exercises