S Korea, US launch naval military drill

South Korea and the U.S. have launched a six day naval drill in the East Sea at a time of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

S Korea, US launch naval military drill

South Korea and the United States have launched a six-day-long naval military drill in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) amid a time of high tensions on the Korean Peninsula following Pyongyang’s third nuclear test.

The war game, which started on Tuesday, involved South Korean warships and submarines as well as American surveillance planes.

“The drill is aimed at testing our readiness against threats from the enemy,” a South Korean military spokesman said.

The South’s Defense Ministry also said that the maneuvers will prepare Seoul to better detect and track North Korean missiles and submarines.

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Source: Press TV.

Picture credit: South Korean Defence Ministry.

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