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REFILE-U.S., South Korea postpone military drills to bolster N.Korea peace effort

(Corrects dateline to Nov 17)

BANGKOK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone military drills scheduled for later this month in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea.

"I don't see this as a concession. I see this as a good faith effort ... to enable peace," U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, as he announced the decision standing alongside his South Korean counterpart in Bangkok. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Sam Holmes)