Joint US-S. Korea naval drills start in Sea of Japan amid tensions around Korean peninsula…(Ooops…1st Hack Of The Day…)

Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Paul Martin

RT.com
29 Apr, 2017

The US kicked off joint naval exercises with South Korea as the US aircraft carrier group led by the USS Carl Vinson entered the Sea of Japan through the Tsusima Strait. The war games got underway on the heels of North Korea’s unsuccessful missile launch.

“South Korea and US strike forces began a drill in the East Sea from 6pm (09:00 GMT) today against the backdrop of the current security situation,” South Korean Navy officials announced, referring to the Sea of Japan, as cited by Yonhap news agency.

Apart from the USS Carl Vinson, the group also includes the USS Lake Champlain, a guided-missile cruiser, as well as two destroyers, the USS Michael Murphy and the USS Wayne E. Meyer.

The drill, which is expected to last through next week, will focus on monitoring, tracing, and intercepting any intercontinental ballistic missiles that could be potentially launched by North Korea, Yonhap reports.

“The exercise is the follow-up of the naval exercise in the Yellow Sea between the two navies on Tuesday. It is aimed at deterring North Korea’s provocations and strengthening the military readiness of the Korea-US alliance,” the South Korean Navy said. The US aircraft carrier group also held joint drills with the Japanese navy earlier this week.

North Korea also recently conducted large-scale, live-fire exercises on its eastern coast as the US and South Korea were conducting drills in the Yellow Sea.

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One Response to “Joint US-S. Korea naval drills start in Sea of Japan amid tensions around Korean peninsula…(Ooops…1st Hack Of The Day…)”

  1. Stan522

    What are these “hacking” notices all about….? I must have missed your original notification message

    #3214563

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