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US, S. Korea begin joint Naval drills

US, S. Korea begin joint Naval drills

The South Korean military will join a rare U.S. Navy exercise off the coast of the Korean Peninsula this weekend.

Three nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and 11 Aegis ships from the U.S. Navy, as well as seven warships - including two Aegis destroyers - will be mobilized in the drills staged in the Korean Theater of Operations (KTO).

"The participating forces of the two nations plan to enhance combined operation capability and interoperability through aircraft carrier escort operation, aviation operation and aerial firing", said the JCS.

South Korea and the United States have repeatedly said THAAD only serves to defend against the growing missile threat from North Korea.

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The drill is also in response to North Korean nuclear and missile provocations, the South's military said, and to show any such developments by Pyongyang can be repelled with "overwhelming force".

Three U.S. aircraft carriers - USS Nimitz, USS Kitty Hawk, and USS John C. Stennis - steam in formation during a 2007 training exercise in the Western Pacific in this photo released by the 7th Fleet.

The defense ministry, however, has ruled out the possibility of trilateral military drills with Japan.

SEOUL-South Korea will join three USA aircraft carrier strike groups in a joint drill scheduled for November 11 to 14, the South's military said on Friday.

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The US warships will carry out air defence drills, sea surveillance, defensive air combat training and other training operations, the US Navy said.

The South Morning China Post quoted military officials describing this as a clear warning to North Korea, which involve three US aircraft carriers.

After President Donald Trump described his strategy on containing North Korea as "peace through strength", Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the North Korean ruling party's mouthpiece, published an article on Friday protesting the drills and vowing to "defend peace until the end".

Trump on Tuesday reiterated his goal to achieve what he called "peace through strength", warning the USA could use "the full range of our unmatched military capabilities" against Pyongyang.

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The leaders also agreed to continue their discussions next month when the South Korean president will make a trip to China for their third bilateral summit, according to Cheong Wa Dae.


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