Southforward.com – A joint exercise between the United States military (US) and South Korea was canceled for costly expenses. From the report, the cost of the exercise was about USD 14 million.
Quoted from the Pentagon, Saturday (7/7/2018), This was disclosed by the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) last month.
The “Freedom Guardian” exercise was frozen last month on the orders of President Donald Trump on the grounds of overpriced fees.
The dismissal of this exercise also matches Trump’s promise to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un some time ago while meeting in Singapore.
The Pentagon also said if the suspension of joint military exercises is suspended indefinitely.
President Trump also emphasized several times that the US is saving on the cost of military training for the future.
Last Reuters report last year, there are at least 17,500 US troops and more than 50,000 South Korean soldiers joining this “Freedom Guardian” exercise.
Some participating countries are also present such as Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the UK.