April 14, 2024
Analysis

U.S., South Korea display overwhelming firepower during exercise

Massive show of force sends message to South Korean public, North Korea following recent standoff

"Oh, I have never seen things like this before," said former ROK Marine Captain Kim Jung-kyu, 70, Friday’s 150-minute U.S.-ROK Integrated Firepower Exercise.

Kim, who served during the Vietnam War and who has received the ROK Distinguished Military Service Medal, has clearly seen his share of both combat demonstrations of firepower, yet was blown away by the demonstration.

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