The US and South Korea are set to begin expanded military exercises next week.
The United States and South Korea will begin their largest joint military drills next week in the face of North Korea, which has been carrying out weapons tests against Seoul and Washington and threatens a nuclear conflict, the South’s military said on Tuesday. The allies’ winter exercises, to be held in South Korea from Aug. 22 to Sept. 1 under the name Ulchi Freedom Shield, will include field exercises involving planes, warships, tanks and tens of thousands of troops. The navies of the US, South Korea and Japan participated in missile warning and ballistic missile detection and tracking exercises off the coast of Hawaii from August 8 to 14, aiming to continue trilateral cooperation on the front line, he said. North Korean challenges.