October 27, 2021

Pyongyang will use Olympics to “weaken” ROK-U.S. alliance: South Korean MND

Defense ministry says DPRK may demand end to joint drills in exchange for PyeongChang participation

The South Korean military on Friday said it believes North Korea will attempt to drive a wedge between the allies and ask Seoul to put a stop to U.S.-ROK joint military drills in exchange for its participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) shared the assessment of this year’s security situation at a joint 2018 policy briefing by five ministries.