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International relations

US and South Korea postpone joint military drills

Washington says the decision is not another concession to Pyongyang

U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets seen in a joint aerial drill exercise between U.S. and South Korea in 2017: The exercises had already been scaled back from that year.   © Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) -- The United States and South Korea said on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang.

The drills, known as the Combined Flying Training Event, would have simulated air combat scenarios and involved an undisclosed number of warplanes from both the United States and South Korea.

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