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Mattis vows 'strong defensive stance' despite US-SKorea drill halt


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Washington will maintain a "strong" defensive stance with its regional allies despite halting military exercises with Seoul as it negotiates with North Korea, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said today.
"We maintain a strong collaborative defensive stance, to ensure our diplomats continue to negotiate from a position of unquestioned strength," Mattis said after talks with his Japanese counterpart on the third leg of a regional trip.

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First Published: Jun 29 2018 | 7:35 AM IST

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