December 01, 2023

South Korea, U.S. to end annual Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military drills

Move intended to support diplomacy with North Korea, Seoul's defense ministry says

UPDATE AT 1315 KST: This article has been updated to include a statement from the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and the Combined Forces Command (CFC) and more details on the newly-designed "Dong Maeng" joint military drills.

The U.S. and South Korea have decided to “terminate” the annual Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military drills, the ROK Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on Sunday, as part of steps to support diplomatic efforts to achieve the complete denuclearization of the peninsula.