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U.S. and South Korea flex defense muscles in joint air exercise

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On Sunday, the United States and South Korea conducted a joint air exercise, showcasing their robust defense capabilities, just a day after North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile.

According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the exercise involved American B-1B bombers escorted by South Korea’s F-35A, F-15K, and U.S. F-16 fighters. The allies’ readiness posture and “overwhelming” defense capabilities were on full display during the exercise.

The South Korean military said in a statement that the exercise strengthened the combined operation capability and affirmed the United States’ unwavering commitment to defend the Korean Peninsula and implement extended deterrence.

Fuji News Network reported that the United States and Japan were also expected to hold a joint air drill on Sunday afternoon.

North Korea’s missile launch came after warnings of a strong response to upcoming military drills by South Korea and the United States. Nevertheless, the U.S. and South Korea demonstrated their determination to ensure stability and security in the region.

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