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US, South Korea To Hold Annual Military Exercise In August


South Korea and the U.S. Combined Forces Command said Monday a major annual military exercise will begin on August 16.

The 10-day drill, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, is a computer-assisted simulation exercise designed to improve the ability to defend South Korea. The focus will be on training service members while exercising senior leaders’ decision-making capabilities.

The CFC says North Korea has been informed about the exercise and has been assured that the drills are defense-oriented only.

North Korea routinely slams military drills in the South as practice for an invasion. Washington and Seoul have repeatedly refuted the claims.


The VOA is the Voice of America

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