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  • Updated: February 19, 2023

US Holds Air Exercises With South Korea, Japan

US Holds Air Exercises With South Korea, Japan

The United States has held air exercises with South Korea and Japan involving strategic bombers.

This comes a day after North Korea fired a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

In a statement, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the exercises on Sunday demonstrated the allies’ “overwhelming” defence capabilities and readiness.

It added; “[The exercises] strengthened the combined operation capability and affirmed the United States’ ironclad commitment to the defence of the Korean Peninsula and the implementation of extended deterrence."

Japan’s defence ministry also said; "Japan flew F-15 fighter jets over the Sea of Japan with US B-1 bombers and F-16 fighters.

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