December 07, 2023

US, South Korea to hold large-scale military exercises from late August: Seoul

Allies rename summer drills as they seek to ‘normalize’ training downscaled in recent years, ROK defense minister says

The U.S. and South Korea will soon conduct summertime military drills on a large scale for the first time in four years, Seoul’s defense minister said Friday, as the allies push to “normalize” the joint exercises focused on deterring a North Korean attack.

The drills, previously known as Combined Command Post Training, will now go by the name Ulchi Freedom Shield and will be held from Aug. 22 to Sept. 1, according to the ministry.