December 02, 2022

US, ROK begin largest joint drills in years after North Korea brandishes nukes

Military exercises will include scenarios for protecting against and repelling DPRK attacks on South Korean territory

The U.S. and South Korea began Ulchi Freedom Shield (UFS) exercises on Monday, marking the first large-scale field training exercises since 2018.

“Only exercises that mimic real life can firmly protect South Korea’s national security and the people’s lives,” President Yoon Suk-yeol said at a meeting with top officials on Monday, kicking off the nine-day exercises.