US, South Korea joint military drills begin in Western Pacific

US, South Korea joint military drills begin in Western Pacific

United States and South Korea on Saturday started joint naval four-day drills to warn the North Korea. "Do not try us", Trump said in an address to South Korea's parliament. Also taking part are eleven U.S. Aegis destroyers and seven South Korean warships, including two Aegis destroyers.

US aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt, will sail into the East Sea one by one, starting tomorrow for a four day drill created to frighten the North Korean leader into backing down on his threats.

Show of force coincides with US President Trump's visit to AsiaThis weekend, three American aircraft carriers will be carrying out joint exercises in the waters around the Korean Peninsula.

"The participating forces of both countries plan to enhance their ability to implement combined operations and interoperability through aircraft carrier escort operations, aviation operations, and shooting", the JCS said in a statement.

In recent months, North Korea has tested intercontinental ballistic missiles that could reach the US mainland with further development and has conducted its most powerful nuclear test.

The allies will also show off their readiness to mount a strong retaliation with overwhelming firepower in the event of an emergency, the JCS said.

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The defense ministry, however, has ruled out the possibility of trilateral military drills with Japan.

The exercises will be the first time all three carriers have been deployed together since the Valiant Shield exercise which took place near Guam in 2007.

APEC brings together 21 economies from the Pacific region.

President Moon Jae-in suggested in a TV interview aired Thursday that his US counterpart Donald Trump's belligerent talk about North Korea and Seoul's more cautious approach constitutes a kind of "role sharing" between the allies.

Trump on Tuesday reiterated his goal to achieve what he called "peace through strength", warning the US could use "the full range of our unmatched military capabilities" against Pyongyang.

Moon told Channel NewsAsia in Singapore last week that Trump sometimes makes hardline remarks with the goal of putting pressure on North Korea, but he does not actually plan to carry out any military action.

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