South Korean request Military Training Postponement Through Winter Olympics

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2018 Olympic Games

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The South Korean government has appealed to the US to cease military training until after the Winter Olympic Games slated to be held in South Korea just 50 south of North Korea.

Joint military exercises are customary for the allies. The request was made to avoid provoking North Korea during the games.

The exercises are official training for a collapse of the North Korean regime or conflict. Military training are both field exercises and computer based. The games are scheduled to end on 18 March which cuts into spring military exercises.

The 2018 Paralympic games are to be held in Pyeongchang from 9 February through 25 February, with Paralympics starting 9 March through the 18th.

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