Allies, lawmakers confused by Trump vow to end Korea ‘war games’

What really came out of the Trump-Kim summit President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would stop “war games” near North Korea took Japan and South Korea by surprise, and met opposition from U.S. lawmakers. Trump, speaking after his summit on denuclearization with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said the change would save the U.S. money and remove a “provocative” obstacle to diplomacy with Pyongyang. Critics said Trump had given away a key concession, even raising the possibility of withdrawing U.S. troops from South Korea, without getting anything new in return, and stoked concerns about his security commitment to key U.S. allies. South Korea’s Ministry of Defense said it needed “to figure out President Trump’s accurate meaning and intention.”

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