Seoul, November 10: From Saturday South Korean Navy will hold a joint exercise with three U.S. aircraft carriers. The exercise will be held hold off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula. The rare tri-career military drill will be held for the first time since 2007.
The US 7th Fleet said the three carrier strike groups "will conduct coordinated operations in international waters in order to demonstrate the U.S. Navy's unique capability to operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated strike force effort."
Amid North Korea tension and Donald Trump's US tour, the exercise is being seen as a major show of force. As per Japanese media report, ships and aircraft of the Japan Self-Defense Forces may join the exercise and the preparation is underway.