South Korea, U.S. fire ballistic missiles into the sea in response to North Korea test

South Korea and the U.S. military conducted rare missile drills and an American supercarrier repositioned east of North Korea after Pyongyang flew a missile over Japan, one of the allies’ sharpest responses since 2017 to a North Korean weapon test. Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) farther than ever before on Tuesday,… Read More South Korea, U.S. fire ballistic missiles into the sea in response to North Korea test

South Korea, U.S. and Japan stage joint anti-submarine drills

The navies of South Korea, the United States and Japan staged trilateral anti-submarine exercises for the first time in five years on Friday, amid tension over North Korea’s series of missile tests. The drills were held in international waters off the Korean peninsula’s east coast, just a day after North Korea fired two ballistic missiles… Read More South Korea, U.S. and Japan stage joint anti-submarine drills

U.S., South Korea begin largest joint military drills in years

South Korea and the United States began their largest joint military drills in years on Monday with a resumption of field training, officials said, as the allies seek to tighten readiness over North Korea’s potential weapons tests. The annual summertime exercises, renamed Ulchi Freedom Shield this year and scheduled to end on September 1, came… Read More U.S., South Korea begin largest joint military drills in years

North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles

North Korea fired three missiles on Wednesday, including one thought to be its largest intercontinental ballistic missile, after U.S. President Joe Biden ended an Asia trip where he agreed to new measures to deter the nuclear-armed state. South Korea’s deputy national security adviser, Kim Tae-hyo, said the North also appeared to have conducted multiple experiments… Read More North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles

North Korea warns of security crisis as tensions escalate over U.S., South Korea military drills

North Korea on Wednesday said South Korea and the United States missed a chance to improve relations and are risking a “serious security crisis” by choosing to escalate tensions as they conduct joint military drills. Kim Yong Chol, a general and politician who played a leading role during historic summits between North Korean leader Kim… Read More North Korea warns of security crisis as tensions escalate over U.S., South Korea military drills

U.S., South Korea set to announce suspension of major military drills

South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of large-scale military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday. Citing an unnamed government source, the South Korean news agency said the suspension was… Read More U.S., South Korea set to announce suspension of major military drills

U.S., South Korea to suspend joint military drills ahead of Winter Olympics Games

The United States and South Korea agreed Thursday to delay their joint military exercises until after the Winter Olympics next month in an apparent move to de-escalate tensions with Pyongyang. The announcement came just hours after US President Donald Trump said that high-level talks set for next week between North and South Korea were a… Read More U.S., South Korea to suspend joint military drills ahead of Winter Olympics Games