June 20, 2021

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South Korea, U.S. begin scaled-down joint military exercises

Recent missile tests by DPRK an "expression of discontent" over drills, ROK defense ministry says

Seoul and Washington have begun a round of joint military drills, South Korea's defense minister said on Monday.

Speaking at a hearing at the National Assembly, minister Jeong Kyeong-doo was asked whether planned joint military exercises, designed as an alternative to the now-terminated Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG), had begun.