16 Aug '11, 1am

S. Korea, US launch joint military exercise: SEOUL: South Korea and the United States on Tuesday launched a join...

S. Korea, US launch joint military exercise: SEOUL: South Korea and the United States on Tuesday launched a join...

SEOUL: South Korea and the United States launched a massive joint military exercise on Tuesday, prompting the North to condemn the manoeuvres as provocative and warn that "all-out war" could accidentally erupt. The two allies have described the 10-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise as defensive and routine but the North habitually terms such joint drills a rehearsal for invasion and launches its own counter-exercises. "The exercise started this morning," a spokesman of the US-South Korea Combined Forces Command (CFC) told AFP, referring to the annual computer-assisted simulation command-post exercise. All of CFC's major units are taking part, involving more than 530,000 troops, including some 3,000 military personnel from the United States and other bases around the Pacific region, CFC said. US General James D. Thurman, Combined Forces Command Commander, said the drill wa...

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