August 16, 2022

US, ROK to practice counterstrikes and ‘repelling’ North Korean attacks: Seoul

Upcoming Ulchi Freedom Shield exercises to be first joint field training on Korean Peninsula since 2018

South Korea and the U.S. will practice “repelling a North Korean attack” during joint exercises later this month, Seoul’s defense ministry stated Monday.

The focus of the 13-day Ulchi Freedom Shield (UFS) exercises will be wartime scenario and deterrence practices as well as counterattack drills, according to a ministry briefing submitted to the National Assembly’s defense committee.