April 17, 2024

US strategic assets to be ‘constant’ presence in South Korea to deter North

Allied defense chiefs pledge more ‘large-scale’ exercises amid week of record missile launches and drills on peninsula

The U.S. will make deployment of nuclear strategic assets to South Korea “constant” and “routine” in response to North Korean military actions, the top military officials from Seoul and Washington said after bilateral talks on Thursday.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and his South Korean counterpart Lee Jong-Sup also promised to conduct “large-scale field exercises” and include a “DPRK nuclear use scenario” in tabletop exercises next year to counter recent North Korean “threats” and “provocations.”

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