US President Donald J. Trump speaking on Tuesday in Singapore about his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Trump said the US would halt its “provocative” joint military exercises with South Korea. Photo: EPA-EFE

Trump’s vow to end South Korea military drills and pull out troops confounds Seoul and contradicts Pentagon stance

US command in South Korea and Seoul’s presidential office say they were not told of any change in planned war games, while Trump’s remarks about pulling out troops contradict what Secretary of Defence James Mattis said on Monday

Topic |   Trump-Kim summit

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US President Donald J. Trump speaking on Tuesday in Singapore about his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Trump said the US would halt its “provocative” joint military exercises with South Korea. Photo: EPA-EFE
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