"Our military exercises with South Korea are not just created to send a signal to North Korea, but also to make sure that in the event of some more Chinese adventurism in the area that the interoperability that US forces need with South Korean forces, Japanese and others is going to be there", Brennan said.
Photographs of Trump and Kim Jong Un crowded the first half of Wednesday's six-page Rodong Sinmun newspaper, featuring the two shaking hands, sitting together and walking alongside each other at the summit venue in Singapore.
The accord establishes new US-North Korea relations building towards a lasting, stable peace.
But a slushy "freeze-for-freeze"-with no decisive steps toward denuclearization-is precisely what President Trump has agreed to: a freeze of joint USA and South Korean military exercises in exchange for a continued freeze on North Korean nuclear and missile testing, accompanied by no concrete North Korean commitment to freeze further development of its nuclear and missile programs".
In its statement on the Singapore summit provided to The Daily Beast, the Department of Defense sidestepped the question, claiming USA "alliances remain ironclad, and ensure peace and stability in the region". But she also showed a wavering sentiment, saying, "While I think that things will not go in line with our wish, I hold the hope that things may go into a good direction".
South Koreans of different age groups expressed mixed feelings about the prospect of peace on the Korean peninsula following the summit between the United States and North Korea.
Trump said he wanted to remove the U.S. military presence from South Korea, though he provided no timeline.
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The president's comments came during an exchange with reporters at the White House before departing for the G-7 summit in Ontario. It will be interesting to see how the players react to Trump's proposal.
After Pence met with Republicans on Tuesday to brief them on the historic summit, Colorado Sen. "It is also perfectly reasonable be skeptical of North Korea's intentions, given its history of broken agreements", Thornberry said in a prepared statement.
The exercises allow US and South Korean forces to practice mobilizing soldiers in the event of conflict, and to run computer simulations to improve coordination between the two militaries.
Family members of abduction victims, hanging their hopes on the U.S. "The goal of those exercises is to maintain the readiness of South Korean and United States forces to defend South Korea if necessary; they are a permanent necessity to maintain deterrence, not a bargaining chip".
"This person is not a wise representative for the USA", he said, taking a direct shot at Mr. Trump during Tuesday's press conference in Tehran, Iranian state news outlet Fars News reported.
"He got nothing from North Korea that South Korean President Moon didn't get earlier".
The VFW sent President Trump a letter before the summit urging him to take up the issue of American remains with Kim.
But Daniel Davis, a retired army lieutenant colonel and fellow at the Defense Priorities military think tank, said suspending the drills would have no short-term impact on US and South Korean military readiness.
Trump even said he'd like to eventually close all US military operations on the peninsula.