October 19, 2019
South Korean Air Force begins independent combat exercises
Joint ROK-U.S air combat exercise to go ahead, too, as DPRK condemns "war drills"
The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) on Monday kicked off independent air combat drills along with a small-scale ROK-U.S. combined exercise, drills intended to take the place of the now-suspended joint annual Vigilant Ace major exercise.The ROKAF's “consolidated training for combat readiness,” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced, would be staged from Monday and