October 20, 2021

US-ROK joint military drills to kick off on Monday for nine-day run: JCS

Seoul stresses computer simulation training is defensive in nature, after DPRK recently denounced the annual drills

The U.S. and South Korea will kick off annual joint military drills on Monday, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), with the exercises to continue for nine days.

The drills follow statements from top North Korean officials Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Chol in recent weeks denouncing the joint training and threatening countermeasures, including the development of nuclear weapons.