A South Korean warship fires a gun during drills in 2017. The US held joint anti-missile exercises with South Korea and Japan near Hawaii earlier this month. Photo: South Korea’s Defence Ministry via AP
A South Korean warship fires a gun during drills in 2017. The US held joint anti-missile exercises with South Korea and Japan near Hawaii earlier this month. Photo: South Korea’s Defence Ministry via AP

US, Japan, South Korea hold anti-missile drills with an eye on China, Pyongyang

  • South Korea’s new president has moved to step up joint exercises with the US as his government takes a tougher line with China and the North
  • Washington, Tokyo and Seoul agreed at a June meeting in Singapore to conduct the drills, to show their willingness to work together

A South Korean warship fires a gun during drills in 2017. The US held joint anti-missile exercises with South Korea and Japan near Hawaii earlier this month. Photo: South Korea’s Defence Ministry via AP
A South Korean warship fires a gun during drills in 2017. The US held joint anti-missile exercises with South Korea and Japan near Hawaii earlier this month. Photo: South Korea’s Defence Ministry via AP
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