May 20, 2024

US, ROK and Japan hold joint drill on countering North Korean submarine missiles

American aircraft carrier joins two-day trilateral exercise that also trained to block transportation of WMDs at sea

The U.S., South Korea and Japan held a joint maritime drill this week on countering submarine-launched ballistic missiles and other “underwater threats” from North Korea, the ROK navy announced on Friday, with a U.S. aircraft carrier taking part.

The drill on Thursday and Friday in international waters off the southern coast of Jeju Island followed the countries’ first trilateral joint aerial exercises of the year last week, as well as a summit between Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday.

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