February 21, 2024

US, ROK, Japan hold first joint aerial drill despite North Korean warnings

American B-52H nuclear bomber joins exercise off Korea’s southern coast aimed at deterring Pyongyang

The U.S., South Korea and Japan conducted their first-ever joint aerial drill near the Korean Peninsula on Sunday, with an American nuclear bomber joining the exercise aimed at reinforcing their ability to counter North Korea.

The joint trilateral aerial exercise comes two months after the leaders of the three countries met at Camp David and vowed to bolster cooperation in military and security sectors, including regularly holding trilateral drills.