Tensions remain on Korean peninsula as S. Korea-U.S. joint defense drill wraps up

The allies wrapped up their annual joint military
exercises today. The eleven-day… Ulchi Freedom Guardian, or UFG,…began last
Monday. In the past, North Korea made threats against
Seoul and Washington during their combined exercises and this year was no exception. On Tuesday, Pyongyang fired an intermediate-range
ballistic missile, claming it was a ‘show-of-force’ against the drills. This year’s UFG involved some 50-thousand
South Korean and 17-and-a-half thousand U.S. troops…, along with some 3-thousand UN Command
forces from seven nations.

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