US, South Korea conduct joint Navy drills to counter North Korea threat

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FILE PHOTO – U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is seen during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command’s fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson in waters around Okinawa southwest of the Korean peninsula

SEOUL: South Korea and the United States began week-long joint Navy drills in the waters around the Korean peninsula on Monday (Oct 16), amid high tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme.

About 40 Navy ships from both countries, including the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, are taking part in the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula from Oct 16 to Oct 20, a spokesman for the South’s defence ministry said on Monday. Tiếp tục đọc “US, South Korea conduct joint Navy drills to counter North Korea threat”