South Korea restores once-reduced military drills to help Trump

South Korea will bring back joint military exercises with the United States that were scaled back or halted about four years ago under former President Donald Trump to facilitate its nuclear negotiations with North Korea.

The government of President Yoon Suk-yeol, a conservative who took office in May pledging to strengthen military ties with the United States and take a hard line with Pyongyang, will resume combined training exercises on the ground with US troops, the Defense Ministry in Seoul said in a policy brief on Friday.

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