Report: U.S. to end large-scale military exercises with South Korea
U.S Marine Corps officers participate in a joint military exercise in South Korea. Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
The Trump administration is set to announce that it will end large-scale joint military exercises with South Korea, replacing them with some mission-specific training to ensure troop readiness, NBC News reports.
Our thought bubble, via Axios' Dave Lawler: Experts worry that by stepping back from the exercises Trump is appeasing North Korea, undermining part of his leverage over Kim Jong-un, and weakening the U.S.-South Korea military alliance.