14 June 2018
America will “save a fortune” by discontinuing military exercises with its ally South Korea, President Donald Trump tweeted soon after arriving home yesterday.
But analysts in the United States and across North-east Asia see the suspension as a gift to China and a premature giveaway of US leverage.
Associate Professor Li Mingjiang of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies said: “It is in China’s security interest to see the reduction of American military presence and the reduction of America’s security role in North-east Asia.”
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Last updated on 14/06/2018