The U.S. Army is stepping-up efforts to train soldiers in tunnel warfare in preparation for a possible clash with North Korea. The army made the announcement Tuesday amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Seoul and Pyongyang agree to hold a new round of talks aimed at easing tensions on the Korean peninsula. On Friday, South Korea’s unification ministry confirmed the rogue state had accepted the offer and will hold a meeting January 9th.
South Korea hopes a visit by a top U.N. official to North Korea could curb the rogue regime’s nuclear ambition. The U.N. Chief of Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman is set to arrive in Pyongyang Tuesday for several days of talks.
President Trump touched down at the Osan Air Base as part of his visit to meet with his South Korean counterpart. The two leaders sat down for a bilateral meeting, where they re-emphasized the need to reel in the North Korean threat.
Some of President Trump’s biggest fans take to the streets in South Korea. The group waved American flags and signs supporting the U.S. military in the country’s capital to welcome the president ahead of his visit Tuesday. President Trump is expected to tackle several regional issues, including the North Korean nuclear crisis, in meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae In.