U.S, South Korea launches joint military exercise

Amman, The United States and South Korea began a new, smaller-scale joint military exercise on Monday, to replace their springtime Key Resolve drills, according to Korea’s Yonhap news agency.

It added the two militaries will conduct the 9-day new exercise carrying the named “Dong Maeng” in Korean or “Alliance” in English.

In telephone talks Saturday, Seoul’s Defense Minister, Jeong Kyeong-doo, and acting U.S. Defense Secretary, Patrick Shanahan, decided to end two exercises, reflecting their resolve to keep alive dialogue with Pyongyang despite the breakup of last week’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Source: Jordan News Agency