The United States continues strengthening its alliance with South Korea by resuming annual joint military drills, despite North Korea’s warnings, as previously reported here at SOFREP. 

After a long suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea and the US will resume their live field training next month during their annual summertime joint military exercise.

According to Seoul’s defense ministry, the allied nations intend to conduct 11 joint live field exercises this summer to increase deterrence against Pyongyang and curb the North’s evolving nuclear and missile programs.

South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup told reporters that they plan to “stage combined air carrier strike group training and drills for amphibious operations at an early date,” and that they aim to conduct more regiment-level or higher drills in the coming months.