South Korean soldiers conduct an artillery live-fire exercise on Friday ahead of the two-week ‘Ulchi Freedom Shield’ drills with the US. Photo: Yonhap via dpa
South Korean soldiers conduct an artillery live-fire exercise on Friday ahead of the two-week ‘Ulchi Freedom Shield’ drills with the US. Photo: Yonhap via dpa
South Korea

US, South Korea begin biggest joint military drills since Trump-Kim summit

  • The drills known as Ulchi Freedom Shield are expected to involve thousands of military personnel, the biggest such exercises in about five years
  • An angry response is almost certain from North Korea, which for decades has assailed joint exercises as a prelude to invasion and nuclear war

South Korean soldiers conduct an artillery live-fire exercise on Friday ahead of the two-week ‘Ulchi Freedom Shield’ drills with the US. Photo: Yonhap via dpa
South Korean soldiers conduct an artillery live-fire exercise on Friday ahead of the two-week ‘Ulchi Freedom Shield’ drills with the US. Photo: Yonhap via dpa
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