As of Tuesday morning, U.S. Forces in Korea are still moving ahead with plans for the annual exercise known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian.
“USFK has received no updated guidance on execution or cessation of training exercises — to include this fall’s schedule Ulchi Freedom Guardian,” U.S. Forces in Korea spokesperson Lt. Col. Jennifer Lovett told Reuters on Tuesday morning. “In coordination with our [South Korean] partners, we will continue with our current military posture until we receive updated guidance.”
The comments come just hours after President Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore. At the conclusion of the historic summit, Mr. Trump said he’ll freeze so-called “war games” with South Korea as negotiations with Mr. Kim continue.