US General: Diplomatic Progress in Korea Raises “Difficulties” for the US Military

Diplomatic Progress in Korea Raises Difficulties for the US Military
General Joseph Dunford, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces. Photo: Reuters – America’s highest general said diplomatic progress in seeking peace on the Korean Peninsula would cause “difficulties” for the military in the next few months.

“The more we succeed in the diplomatic field, the more military position will be,” General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces told reporters in Washington on Friday (26/10).

The general’s comments came one week after US and South Korean military officials canceled one more large joint military exercise.

Pentagon spokesman Dana White said last week, the two US and South Korean armed forces decided not to conduct joint exercises called Vigilant Ace, to facilitate a diplomatic process with North Korea.

Before this, America had also canceled a joint exercise called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian which would have been held last August.

General Dunford said “we have to look for other ways to conduct training, because the elimination of various major military exercises on the Korean Peninsula.”