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White House clarifies Trump’s stoppage of ‘war games’ in South Korea
Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/12/2018 | Ben Kesling and Michael R. Gordon

Posted on 06/13/2018 1:16:16 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

The White House said Tuesday that the U.S. military would continue to train with its South Korean counterparts and conduct military drills — but not large-scale, joint exercises — in a clarification of an offer by President Donald Trump to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: china; clickbait; japan; korea; maga; pyongyang; republicofkorea; russia; trump
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As soon as any good news about Trump comes out, the media can't wait to drop a t**d in the proverbial punch bowl. And if NK misbehaves, I'll bet there will be even bigger joint war games.
1 posted on 06/13/2018 1:16:17 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

No one cares except the aholes in the media.


2 posted on 06/13/2018 1:18:39 AM PDT by Post5203 (Jeff Elmer Fudd...worst AG since loretta lynch.)
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People stuck at an airport have to watch CNN. Think they are going to repeat a misleading report on this all day long?


3 posted on 06/13/2018 1:25:44 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I am retired military and I understood exactly what President Trump meant. All the people in my office understood what trump meant. All of them also understood that the exercises could be started right back.

What a bunch of maroons.


4 posted on 06/13/2018 1:29:06 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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According to the military there weren't any 'large scale drills' scheduled for several months anyway. So this plays nicely into Trumps agenda that if there isn't evidence of progress as N.Korea has said then these will continue. We have such a smart President!
5 posted on 06/13/2018 1:32:12 AM PDT by caww
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To: wbarmy

The media is paid to “misunderstand” what Trump does.


6 posted on 06/13/2018 1:33:09 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe)
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I suspect S.Korea’s moon cares.....but as mentioned WE are the ones paying for most of these protecting his country so he needs to consider paying his fair share rather than expect us to foot the bill.


7 posted on 06/13/2018 1:34:41 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Exactly! Trump wanted to allow Kim to save face (for now anyway).


8 posted on 06/13/2018 1:34:47 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe)
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Trumps willing to give Kim rope.....basically giving him what he asked for to see if he’s bluffing or not.....like he did with the Dems on DACA.

This is why when Trumps in the midst of negotiations sit tight no matter what it looks like....have to give him room to set the stage and leverage he wants.


9 posted on 06/13/2018 1:43:51 AM PDT by caww
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

A training exercise of any scale and/or a deployment to anywhere is merely an order away. The planners have them pre-written. All that’s required is a few last minute modifications and a date/time added.


10 posted on 06/13/2018 1:50:51 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Alex Jones isnÂ’t quite the wing nut now, all things considered.)
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All militaries train. But you don’t conduct joint exercises aimed at a country with whom you’re at peace. That’s the message of Trump’s decision. That we no longer consider North Korea an enemy.


11 posted on 06/13/2018 2:26:43 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("In a Time of Universal Deceit Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act" - George Orwell)
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At the Atlanta Greyhound depot, I had to listen to their ‘expose’ on Sea World so many times that I started rooting for the killer wales.


12 posted on 06/13/2018 3:25:00 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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Stopping the political saber rattling that costs a lot of extra funding, produced wear, tear, failure on equipment and greatly increases risks injury or death to service personnel is an interesting concept. A significant portion of training is done in simulators and other carefully staged training sites.


13 posted on 06/13/2018 3:25:57 AM PDT by USCG SimTech
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A training exercise of any scale and/or a deployment to anywhere is merely an order away. The planners have them pre-written. All that’s required is a few last minute modifications and a date/time added.

For decades now the battlespace is defined in software that is constantly updated with the latest recon photos and intel. Just flip the "switch" and it's on, anywhere in the world. All thought out, planned out with 4 (NASA standard) levels of redundancy minimum.

14 posted on 06/13/2018 3:30:20 AM PDT by USCG SimTech
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Clarification? That’s exactly what I thought he meant.

Hence the “war” in “war games” - so naturally that means large scale operations.

But I guess we have to “clarify” for the unhinged libs that try to twist everything Trump says.


15 posted on 06/13/2018 4:01:22 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: TADSLOS
thank you...
16 posted on 06/13/2018 4:01:34 AM PDT by Chode ( WeÂ’re America, Bitch!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

People have smart phones, iPads, and laptops at the airport now.
Every airport I have been to in the last five years had outlets as well.


17 posted on 06/13/2018 4:09:39 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Fact is if things go badly on KP, our troops are sitting ducks. No reason for them to be there.


18 posted on 06/13/2018 4:37:39 AM PDT by windowdude
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To: wbarmy

Same here - and participated in them Korean peninsula exercises in the mid ‘80s....


19 posted on 06/13/2018 4:37:55 AM PDT by trebb (Too many "Conservatives" who think their opinions outweigh reality these days...)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I’ve heard on Fox from General Jack Keane that the next large scale military exercise isn’t scheduled until the spring of 2019. That’s almost a year away. Long before then we will know if Kim is on the path to denuke. If he’s not, the planning and those drills can be instantly started up. This was a throwaway promise.

If he is on the path to denuclearization and has verifiably begun the process I think everyone would be fine with us not having this large scale exercise. When I was in the Marine Corps, the big South Korean exercise was called Team Spirit and was in the spring. The smaller exercise I did there was called Bear Hunt and was conducted in November. I’m not sure if these are still the same drills, but even by November we should be able to see if this regime is serious and if Bear Hunt still exists, it can be re-started if they are not serious.


20 posted on 06/13/2018 4:49:22 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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