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US, South Korea to stage major joint exercises

Published on Feb 21, 2013 12:04 PM
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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.

 
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