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United States, South Korea & Japan begin joint drills

The US, along with South Korea and Japan, kicked off joint “missile tracking” drills this morning. The new military exercises were started over speculation that North Korea may soon test launch a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), according to the South Korean military.

Two US Aegis destroyers (USS Stethem & USS Decatur) are leading the drills along with South Korea’s Seoae Ryu Seong Ryong Aegis destroyer, and Japan’s Chokai Aegis vessel. All three naval forces will “polish their skills” at “detecting and tracking potential ballistic missiles using a computer-simulated training module”.

The drill are hosted by Japan and will conclude on 12/December. The allied navies will be “practicing tracking an object and sharing information on it among the three countries,” a Japanese DM official said.


Published by: The War Files

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