US, SKorea to go ahead with Olympic-delayed drills
Feb 20, 2018, 20:11
SOUTH Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for a postponed joint military drill, South Korea's defense minister said yesterday.
The two countries postponed their annual springtime drills to defuse tensions with North Korea during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
South Korean marines participate in landing operation referred to as Foal Eagle joint military exercise with United States troops Pohang seashore on April 2, 2017 in Pohang, South Korea.
The South Korean Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday, however, declined to confirm when Seoul and Washington would stage the drills, dates for which are typically announced in February.
Pyongyang is quickly dropping its reconciliation rhetoric spurred by the ongoing Olympic games, once again threatening Washington from resuming joint military drills with South Korea at the conclusion of the games.
Voice of America reported the two major command post exercises allude to the springtime Key Resolve exercise and the Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill in August, while the field training refers to the Foal Eagle exercise, which is held in conjunction with Key Resolve.
Asked when the two countries will hold the postponed drill, Song Young-moo told parliament that he and his American counterpart Jim Mattis would make an announcement between March 18 and the start of April.
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U.S. Forces Korea, which oversees the 28,500 servicemembers stationed in the South, also reiterated the drills will be held as planned.
After a high-level delegation from the North attended the opening ceremony, Mr Kim invited Moon Jae-in, South Korea's leader, to Pyongyang for what would be the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade.
But the communist state hates the joint war games, which are held in the spring and the fall, and warned on Monday that a move to restart them would be "a wild act of ruthlessly trampling even a small sprout of peace that has been now seen on the Korean peninsula".
Pyongyang says it needs its nuclear weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion by the US.
"North Korea will continue to pursue its united front tactics on the peninsula, "decoupling" of the US from the ROK, acceptance as a 'normal nuclear state, ' and sanctions relief", he added, using the acronym for South Korea's formal name.
However valuable the improvement in North-South ties and the peaceful environment may be, it said, "it is the principled stand and unshakable will of the army and people of the DPRK to counter provocation by prompt counterstrike".
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