South Korea-US military exercises

US carrier Nimitz docks in S. Korea for 'manoeuvres'

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz docks in Busan yesterday ahead of joint exercises with South Korea. Photo: EPA

The Nimitz Strike Group includes 64 aircraft as well as cruisers and destroyers, said the group's commander, Rear Admiral Mike White, after the aircraft carrier anchored off the southern port of Busan.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 6:57am

US, South Korea wrap up drills as tensions simmer

US and South Korean Marines participate in a joint amphibious landing operation exercise during the 'Foal Eagle' series of joint and combined field training manoeuvers. Photo: EPA

The United States and South Korea on Tuesday wrapped up military drills at the centre of soaring tensions with North Korea, as Pyongyang ignored a new overture over a flagship joint industrial zone.

30 Apr 2013 - 3:09pm

US military helicopter crashes near South Korea's border with North

South Korean firefighters douse the wreckage of the CH-53 US Marine Corps helicopter yesterday on a training field in Cheolwon. Photo: AFP

The US military said the CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter had "executed a hard landing" while on a routine flight operation in Cheolwon county, which touches on the border. The precise cause of the accident was not immediately known, the military said, adding that a "comprehensive investigation" had been ordered.

17 Apr 2013 - 3:53am

US F-22 stealth jets join South Korea military drills

A US Air Force F-22 Raptor. Photo: AP

The advanced, radar-evading F-22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base, the main US Air Force base in South Korea, from Japan to support ongoing bilateral exercises.

1 Apr 2013 - 9:45pm

South Korea hails new military pact with US

A US soldier (left) and South Korean soldier stand inside the UN conference room at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone. Photo: AFP

A new South Korea-US pact providing for a joint military response even to low-level provocation by North Korea offers an added deterrent at a time of elevated tension, the South’s defence ministry said on Monday.

25 Mar 2013 - 3:26pm

US flies B-52 bombers over South Korea in warning to North

A B-52 bomber flies over Osan on Tuesday, as part of joint US-South Korea military drills. Photo: AFP

The United States said it was flying training missions of nuclear-capable B-52 bombers over South Korea, in a clear signal to North Korea at a time of escalating military tensions.

20 Mar 2013 - 2:17am 2 comments