Washington, Seoul and Tokyo began two-day joint military exercises

Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they move to land on shore during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang March 31, 2014

(MEDIAPOOL) (Photo by Reuters) – US, South Korean and Japanese forces have begun joint military exercises, the South Korean army said, quoted by France-Presse (AFP).

On November 29, North Korea conducted an intercontinental ballistic missile test, capable, according to Pyongyang, of carrying a warfare into a random spot in the United States. The North Korean leader said his country is already a nuclear state in the full sense of the word.

Two-day maneuvers are the sixth of this type since June 2016. They are along the Korean Peninsula and Japan, the South Korean Ministry of Defense said. In the exercise, warships from each of the three countries will simulate detection and tracking of North Korean ballistic missiles and exchange information.Two American warships and one South Korean and Japanese will participate in the maneuvers.

Last week, the United States and South Korea have carried out their largest common aerial exercises so far.


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