A helicopter takes off from the a US base camp in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on August 5, 2019, as South Korea and the United States kicked off their joint military exercise. Photo: EPA-EFE via Yonhap

North Korea warns of retaliation against US-South Korea military drills

  • Washington said last week that the joint aerial exercise planned for next month would be reduced in scope from previous drills
  • Analysts say North Korea appears to have been emboldened to toughen its approach by the impeachment inquiry into Trump in Washington
Topic |   North Korea

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A helicopter takes off from the a US base camp in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on August 5, 2019, as South Korea and the United States kicked off their joint military exercise. Photo: EPA-EFE via Yonhap
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump greet each other in Singapore in June 2018. Photo: AP

Warnings, recriminations and a missile launch: how the US-North Korea nuclear talks died

  • After talks collapsed in June, Kim Jong-un fell back on his signature tactic: test-firing ballistic missiles
  • Washington and Seoul have also moved toward their traditional stance on Pyongyang and will resume joint air defence exercises next month
Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump greet each other in Singapore in June 2018. Photo: AP
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