The first new unit the Marine Corps will design to fight in contested maritime spaces will be based in the Asia-Pacific.
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The goal is to nearly double the U.S. counter-narcotics capacity in the Western Hemisphere.
It was not clear whether Trump meant Washington actually has intelligence of such a plan.
One of the immediate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was a sharp drop in world demand for petroleum.
The move is the latest development in the dispute over how much Seoul should pay for the U.S. troop presence.
The Taliban have also said they would guarantee the security of health and aid workers traveling to their areas.
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class John David Randolph Hilty died in a "non-combat-related incident."
The prisoner release is part of a peace deal signed last month by the Taliban and U.S.
North Korea said that “reckless remarks” by Pompeo made it clear that Washington has no intention of resuming nuclear talks.
The violence comes even as Afghan President Ghani last week announced his team would negotiate peace with the Taliban.