February 21, 2024

South Korea to hold tabletop drills after collapse of inter-Korean military deal

Experts say computer-simulated Taeguk Exercise likely to focus more on North Korean threats near border this year

The South Korean military will conduct annual computer-simulated drills against North Korean threats next week, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced Friday, emphasizing their importance following the collapse of an inter-Korean military deal.

The Taeguk Exercise, largely focused on tabletop wargames, is one of South Korea’s most high-level drills since it partially suspended the 2018 Comprehensive Military Agreement (CMA) in response to the DPRK’s recent satellite launch. Pyongyang announced it would no longer abide by the deal shortly after.