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Trump: US Will Stop "Provocative War Games"

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'War games are very expensive,' he said, raising the issue of their cost.

'I think it is very provocative...You have a country that is right next door,' he added, referring to the communist state.

His remarks underscored his apparent transactional approach to diplomacy.

Amid the growing mood for reconciliation, the possibility has emerged that Seoul and Washington could consider scaling back the regular annual drills, including the summertime Ulchi Freedom Guardian.

But conservatives in the South argued that any change to the exercises plans could lead to a weakening of the security alliance, the centerpiece of deterrence against the North's possible aggression.

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David William Pear is currently a columnist and Senior Contribution Editor of The Greanville Post. His articles and essays focus on U.S. foreign and military policy. He is an advocate for peace, ending wars of aggression, and promoting (more...)
 

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