Overseas: Long-running military exercises between US and South Korean troops have been suspended for more than a year as officials try to prevent from the spreading of the deadly virus. The suspension has benefited North Korea, which sees the annual drills between the two countries as provocative activities.
According to Sputnik on March 20, 2021, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin recently warned North Korea that US troops were ready to “fight tonight” after North Korean leaders have condemned the resumption of military exercises between Washington and Seoul.
Lloyd Austin’s warning came as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, urged the United States to avoid “provocation” if the United States wants a good night’s sleep as Washington continues. Going forward, plans to continue military exercises with South Korean forces.
At a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Antony Blinken and his South Korean counterpart Lloyd Austin, President Tzu Biden and the US military remain committed to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, among other goals