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Amid serious tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the US and South Korea have begun their joint military exercises. For Pyongyang, the drills are a prelude to invading North Korea. Fabian Kretschmer reports from Seoul.
Tensions continue to run high on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea's bellicose posture makes its neighbors increasingly nervous. DW takes a look at the military strengths of the main players in the region.
South Korean leader Moon Jae-in will visit Washington next week amid reports that US President Donald Trump is vexed over deployment delays of an anti-missile system and perceptions that Seoul is appeasing North Korea.
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