Trump Agrees To Delay Military Exercise With South Korea Until After Winter Olympics


President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have agreed to postpone the sprawling joint military exercise their nations hold each year until after the Winter Olympics, in what appears to be an effort to de-escalate tensions with North Korea ahead of an event that will draw people from around the world.

The Olympics will be held in PyeongChang, a mountainous section of South Korea that is just 60 miles south of the tense Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), where North and South Korean troops have stood off against each other in an uneasy cease-fire since the 1953 armistice in the Korean War.

The military exercise, Foal Eagle, often involves more than 30,000 American and 200,000 South Korean troops, as well as air, ground and naval operations.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post · Dan Lamothe, Simon Denyer 



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