Seoul: Drills with U.S. to resume

BloombergSEOUL (Bloomberg) — The United States and South Korea will conduct joint military drills as “normal” after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang end in March, Defense Ministry spokeswoman Choi Hyunsoo said in a briefing Thursday.

The drills are a major source of tensions on the peninsula, with North Korea using them to justify its push to develop nuclear weapons capable of striking the U.S. mainland. The defense ministry gave no details on the timing or nature of the exercises, but any goodwill may rapidly vanish if they go ahead in the weeks after the Games. Speech

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