June 02, 2023

US and South Korea to kick off air force drills on eve of Yoon inauguration

North Korea has slammed air drills between the two allies as part of a “preemptive” strike plan against Pyongyang

The U.S. and ROK will begin two weeks of combined air force drills next Monday, multiple informed sources confirmed to NK News, a move likely to elicit a reaction from Pyongyang just as South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol enters office.

The upcoming drills are expected to be a downsized version of Max Thunder, now known as Korea Flying Training (KFT), an annual air exercise that features a range of American and South Korean aircraft.