US, South Korea conduct joint naval exercises

(VOVWORLD) - South Korea and the United States began 5 days of joint naval drills in the waters around the Korean peninsula on Monday amid high tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile program.
US, South Korea conduct joint naval exercises - ảnh 1 The US Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is seen in waters around Okinawa, southwest of the Korean peninsula, October 9, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

Around 40 Navy ships from both countries, including the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and 2 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, are taking part in the exercises on the east and west coasts of the peninsula. The US’s 7th Fleet said these exercises aim to enhance “communications, interoperability, and partnership” between the two nations.

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