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Wed May 16, 2018, 11:01 AM

B-52 Bomber Excluded from Drills After North Korea Complains


By Elizabeth Shim Contact the Author | May 16, 2018 at 9:49 AM

The B-52 strategic bomber and eight F-22 Raptors will not be deployed during drills in South Korea. File Photo by Edgar Dominguez/EPA

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The decision to downscale the drills was reached between U.S. Forces Korea Commander Vincent Brooks and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo Wednesday, after North Korea criticized the joint exercise Max Thunder being held in the South, News 1 reported.

Pyongyang's criticism of the United States and South Korea came as a surprise to the South Korean military.

Song canceled all official activities on Wednesday to hold emergency meetings with Brooks and relevant ministries in response to the North's KCNA statement.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 12:00 PM

1. Good

I have no problem with the US agreeing to this in light of NK releasing the 3 American prisoners. This does not hurt the US nor SK in anyway and it signals to NK that the US values the upcoming summit.

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Wed May 16, 2018, 12:10 PM

2. It also indicates they understand the firepower available to the US and respect it.

Although the NK's probably still use lots of equipment from the 50's the long life B52 is remembered well I am sure.

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