September 30, 2020

South Korea, U.S. to postpone planned air combat military drills

Move intended to facilitate diplomacy with North Korea, U.S. Secretary of Defense says, denies it's a "concession"

Update at 1905 KST: this article has been updated to include mention of a foreign ministry statement issued on Sunday.

South Korea and the U.S. have decided to postpone a series of joint air combat military drills scheduled to take place this month, the two countries' defense ministers said on Sunday, in a decision intended to facilitate long-stalled negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear program.