The United States and South Korea will hold “tabletop” exercises aimed at the growing North Korean nuclear threat, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Tuesday ahead of talks with his counterpart in Seoul later in the day.
The US and South Korean militaries will conduct “increasingly complex scenario-based tabletop exercises targeting peninsular nuclear threats,” Austin wrote in an editorial published by the South American news agency Yonhap. He did not disclose a timetable for the exercises.
“As agreed by our two presidents, we are also exploring with South Korea ways to expand our extensive deterrence activities and mechanisms on the peninsula and in the region,” Austin wrote, referring to Washington’s commitment to the full range of to use its military capabilities. including nuclear, to defend its ally In an age of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more important than ever.