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U.S. & S. Korea Hold Another Joint Drill After N. Korean Missile Test

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The U.S. and South Korea said they have test-fired four surface-to-surface missiles into the East Sea this morning in response to North Korea's launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile that flew over Japan on Tuesday.

  • This comes on the heels of a South Korean-U.S. drill last afternoon that involved a fighter squadron dropping two precision bombs at a firing range on a Yellow Sea island.
  • Jiji reported that Japanese Prime Minister Kishida spoke with his U.S. counterpart Biden last night and the two agreed to strengthen joint deterrence capabilities in the region, with Kishida noting that he wants to maintain close communication with South Korea.
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The U.S. and South Korea said they have test-fired four surface-to-surface missiles into the East Sea this morning in response to North Korea's launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile that flew over Japan on Tuesday.

  • This comes on the heels of a South Korean-U.S. drill last afternoon that involved a fighter squadron dropping two precision bombs at a firing range on a Yellow Sea island.
  • Jiji reported that Japanese Prime Minister Kishida spoke with his U.S. counterpart Biden last night and the two agreed to strengthen joint deterrence capabilities in the region, with Kishida noting that he wants to maintain close communication with South Korea.