South Korea and the United States plan to hold “the largest ever” joint live-fire drills in June as part of a program to celebrate the 70th anniversary of their alliance, the South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed today, Wednesday.
The ministry unveiled the program designed to strengthen the two allies’ solidarity, demonstrate the technological superiority of their militaries, and highlight their focus on “achieving peace through strength through action,” according to the ministry’s Yonhap news agency.
The two sides will mobilize high-tech military equipment; To demonstrate the coalition’s firepower and maneuverability.
The allies have conducted massive live-fire exercises less than 10 times, including most recently in 2017.
South Korea is also seeking to hold an Armed Forces Day ceremony with the participation of US forces in Korea in late September to show the coalition’s “overwhelming” deterrence and response capabilities against North Korean “threats”, according to the ministry.
In addition, Seoul and Washington are working on a future defense vision for the bilateral alliance that will be announced at their annual defense ministers’ talks, called the Security Consultative Meeting, which is expected to be held in October.
South Korea News