S. Korea, U.S. resumed marine drills
  • South Korea and the United States resumed their combined marine drills on 5 November 2018.
  • The Korea Marine Exercise Program (KMEP) exercise has been suspended for six months since May 2018 as the two countries engaged in diplomacy with North Korea.
  • The two-week KMEP involves some 500 troops, including U.S. Marines from Okinawa, Japan, and military equipment.