The Trump administration is expected to announce the formal suspension of planning for major multilateral military drills on the Korean Peninsula in August as soon as Thursday. The decision announced at Tuesday's historic summit with DPRK leader Kim Jong Un, caught South Korea's Defense Ministry unawares. The ministry said "at this current point, there is a need to discern the exact meaning and intent of President Trump’s comments," noting that there have been no discussions yet with Washington on modifying the drills set for August. 

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