(UPI) – The United States and South Korea will update their military strategic playbook for the first time in a decade in response to growing threats from North Korea, the defense chiefs of both countries announced at a meeting in Seoul Thursday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and South Korean counterpart Suh Wook agreed on new strategic planning guidance, which will be used to revise joint wartime operations plans, during an annual summit between the allies.
"We reaffirmed our shared assessment that the DPRK is continuing to advance its missile and weapons programs, which is increasingly destabilizing for regional security," Austin said at a press briefing after the meeting. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is the official name of North Korea.
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