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South Korea, U.S. Begin Military Drills Amid N. Korea Backlash

South Korea and the United States began their annual joint military drills on Monday with a resumption of field training, officials said, as the allies seek to tighten readiness posture over North Korea’s potential weapons tests.

The summertime exercises, renamed Ulchi Freedom Shield this year and scheduled to end on Sept. 1, came after South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, who took office in May, vowed to “normalize” the combined exercises and boost deterrence against the North.

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Note: Should be interesting to see how Kim reacts. Perhaps another nuke test which they have been threatening for a couple months (but which have been hampered by monsoons)?

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