Korea says it will join United States aircraft carrier drill November 11-14

12 November, 2017, 02:15 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers his speech on the 2018 budget bill during a plenary session at the National Assembly in Seoul South Korea

Also on Saturday, the US and South Korean navies launched four days of joint drills off the east coast of South Korea.

It is unusual for Washington to have three of its aircraft carriers in the same place at the same time, and US Pacific Fleet commander Scott Swift said in a statement it was the first such triple-carrier drill in the region since 2007. "South Korea and the U.S. are now discussing whether or not the South Korean Navy will take part in the exercises as well", the source said.

The four-day military exercise will begin off the east coast of South Korea on Saturday.

Trump's rhetoric combined with repeated weapons tests by North Korea have increased tensions to some of the highest levels seen since the Korean War of 1950-1953.

Seven South Korean navy vessels - three destroyers and four escort ships - will take part in the exercises, the South Korean official said.

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In recent months, North Korea has tested intercontinental ballistic missiles that could reach the US mainland with further development and has conducted its most powerful nuclear test.

It's the first time since 2007 that three U.S. carrier strike groups are operating together in the Western Pacific. The US 7th Fleet did not mention where in the western Pacific the three aircraft carriers would be conducting their exercises.

Yonhap said the three aircraft carriers will enter the KTO one by one as the strike groups sail with a certain distance from each other. "Multiple carrier strike force operations are very complex, and this exercise in the western Pacific is a strong testament to the US Pacific Fleet's unique ability and ironclad commitment to the continued security and stability of the region". It also flew two new midrange missiles over Japan and threatened to launch them toward Guam, a U.S. Pacific territory and military hub.

After President Donald Trump described his strategy on containing North Korea as "peace through strength", Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the North Korean ruling party's mouthpiece, published an article on Friday protesting the drills and vowing to "defend peace until the end".

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