The U.S. and South Korea are staging their biggest military drills in years

The United States and South Korea began their biggest combined military training in years Monday as they heighten their defense posture against the growing North Korean nuclear threat.

The drills could draw an angry response from North Korea, which has dialed up its weapons testing activity to a record pace this year while repeatedly threatening conflicts with Seoul and Washington amid a prolonged stalemate in diplomacy.

The Ulchi Freedom Shield exercises will continue through Sept. 1 in South Korea and include field exercises involving aircraft, warships, tanks and potentially tens of thousands of troops.

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Article URL : https://www.npr.org/2022/08/22/1118734871/the-u-s-and-south-korea-are-staging-their-biggest-military-drills-in-years

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