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South Korea Restores Military Drills Once Reduced to Help Trump

  • Joint field exercises to resume for the first time since 2018
  • Yoon warns that North Korea may soon test nuclear weapon

South Korea will bring back joint military exercises with the US that had been scaled down or halted since about four years ago under former President Donald Trump to facilitate his nuclear negotiations with North Korea.

The government of President Yoon Suk Yeol, a conservative who took office in May on pledges of bolstering military ties with the US and taking a tough line with Pyongyang, will resume combined field training drills with American troops, the Defense Ministry in Seoul said in a policy report Friday.