US, South Korea to stage major joint exercises
SEOUL (AFP) - The United States and South Korea announced plans on Thursday for major annual joint military exercises as regional tensions run high following North Korea's third nuclear test.
A joint air, ground and naval field training exercise known as Foal Eagle will be held from March 1 to April 30.
Separately, US and South Korean troops will stage a computer-simulated drill named Key Resolve from March 11-21.
Pyongyang habitually denounces the joint drills as a rehearsal for invasion.