Sign the Petition: VFP calls for the Suspension of US-Republic of Korea Combined Military Exercises January

On January 27th, a statement endorsed by 110 U.S., 197 South Korean, and 80 international civil society organizations was sent to the Biden administration urging the suspension of annual combined military exercises with South Korea in order to restart diplomacy with North Korea.

In the statement, the groups note these "costly and highly provocative war exercises" — which are based on operation plans that reportedly include pre-emptive strikes and "decapitation measures" against the North Korean leadership — heighten military and political tensions on the Korean Peninsula. As such, they are a major obstacle to a peaceful resolution of the ongoing 70-year-old Korean War. Suspending these war drills will be a major confidence-building measure and create the conditions for genuine diplomacy with North Korea in order to finally resolve the security crisis on the Korean Peninsula.

Individuals can add their voices to the call for suspension of military exercises by signing this petition.

Organizing groups are Korea Peace Campaign of Veterans for Peace; Korea Peace Network; Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network; Peace Treaty Now; Women Cross DMZ; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; Civil Peace Forum; Korean Women's Movement for Peace; and South Korean Committee on June 15th Joint Declaration.

Read the statement

TAKE ACTION: Sign the petition https://veteransforpeace.salsalabs.org/suspendus-southkorearokcombinedmilitaryexercises/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=c744df0d-5ed7-448e-bd6f-18ac44bfab7b

 

For more information, Contact VFP at vfp@veteransforpeace.org