S. Korea, U.S. consider downscaling combined exercises due to COVID-19 outbreak

S. Korea, U.S. consider downscaling combined exercises due to COVID-19 outbreak


the defense Chiefs are sold in
Washington sat down for talks at the Pentagon with Kovan 19 spreading rapidly
in South Korea they may consider scaling down combined exercises next month would
young he tells us more South Korea and the US could scale down their combined
military exercises next month due to the corona virus outbreak general Abrams and
General Park are looking at scaling back the command post training due to
concerns about the corona virus because of the virus outbreak and we are now
prohibiting training and unit movements the remarks came at a press conference
after the two defense Chiefs met Monday at the Pentagon their bilateral
computer-simulated training exercises are to begin on March 9 Chung and Esper
explained that any changes to the exercises won’t impact the Allies
combined defense posture meanwhile Seoul and Washington are still far from
narrowing down their gap in views on sharing defense costs the two sides have
not been able to agree on a special measures agreement for this year we must
find a more sustainable and equitable means of sharing the costs of our
combined defense with the Republic of Korea as a global economic powerhouse
and an equal partner in the preservation of peace on the peninsula South Korea
can and should contribute more to its defense we are considering a higher rate
of increase for these special measures agreement contributions but it’s true
that there still remains a difference in positions in regards to the large
increase proposed by the US while the negotiations are at a standstill the
u.s. is pushing South Korea into a corner saying South Korean workers at US
bases in South Korea will be furloughed starting in April the Trump
administration has asked solar to pay nearly five billion u.s. dollars for
2020 a five-fold increase from last year but has reportedly stepped back from
that request it was expected that the two allies would have another round of
negotiations in February but it’s still on
we are when or whether they will you dong Yi Arirang news