The Pentagon is expected to cancel the next major joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea scheduled for August, a senior administration official told Fox News late Wednesday, the same week President Trump said he would move to stop U.S. war games at the Korean Peninsula.
Trump discussed U.S. actions in the region in a news conference Tuesday following his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The upcoming joint U.S.-South Korean military exercise is called Ulchi Freedom Guardian.
The exercise that draws the most ire from North Korea comes each spring — known as Foal Eagle — when large live fire drills are held.
Officials say if North Korea is not taking enough steps to get rid of its nukes by next year, those exercises would go forward.