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The United States and South Korea have agreed to initiate talks on expanding joint military drills on the Korean Peninsula in response to North Korea’s growing nuclear threat.
U.S. President Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart, Yoon Suk-yeol, held their first meeting in Seoul on Saturday, during which they discussed measures to deter North Korea’s evolving nuclear threat.
In a joint statement, the two leaders said they will reactivate the high-level Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group “at the earliest date” and reinforce the combined defense posture.
“Both leaders agree to initiate discussions to expand the scope and scale of combined military exercises and training on and around the Korean Peninsula,” the statement reads….