US, South Korea Begin Biggest Military Drills in 5 Years

Us, south korea begin biggest military drills in 5 years

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The US and South Korea began on Monday their biggest joint military exercise in about five years, after a hiatus on large-scale drills failed to entice North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to make concessions in disarmament talks.

The drills known as Ulchi Freedom Shield are expected to involve thousands of military personnel, and will run for two weeks. The US and South Korea have said they are defensive in nature and will include exercises to coordinate forces in response to an invasion from North Korea.

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