September 5th, 2010
08:51 AM ET

South Korea, U.S. suspend military exercises amid storm

South Korea and the United States postponed joint anti-submarine military exercises due to an approaching tropical storm, U.S. Forces Korea said.

The exercises were scheduled to begin Sunday and run through Thursday, the forces said in a statement. Tropical Storm Malou is forecast to arrive in the region Monday.

Military officials said the exercise could have gone ahead despite the weather, but safety concerns prompted the postponement.

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  1. hoboduke

    Any student of history understands weather can be a factor in battle plans. However, pretending we are helpless to defend ourselves because of a storm is nonsense. Can't we adapt and modify plans to battle front conditions? Couldn't submarines operate if surface ships are rerouted?

    September 5, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hank

    Nobody wants to break anything. Those toys are expensive.

    September 5, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Wade

    Yes weather plays a big role in strategies. Not nonsense, common sense.

    September 5, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |