US and South Korea scale back major military exercise to aid nuclear talks

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Jim Mattis says Foal Eagle, a joint exercise scheduled for spring 2019, ‘reorganized … to be at a level not harmful to diplomacy’

The United States and South Korea have scaled down a joint military exercise scheduled for the spring of 2019 to facilitate nuclear talks with North Korea, Jim Mattis, the US defense secretary, said on Wednesday.

“Foal Eagle is being reorganized a bit to keep it at a level that will not be harmful to diplomacy,” Mattis said, adding that it would be “reduced in scope”.

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