Vertiv Introduces New Single-Phase Uninterruptible Power Supply for Distributed Information Technology (IT) Networks and Edge Computing Applications in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)Read more Students from JA Zimbabwe Win 2023 De La Vega Global Entrepreneurship AwardRead more Top International Prospects to Travel to Salt Lake City for Seventh Annual Basketball Without Borders Global CampRead more Rise of the Robots as Saudi Arabia Underscores Global Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Aspirations with DeepFest Debut at LEAP23Read more Somalia: ‘I sold the last three goats, they were likely to die’Read more Merck Foundation and African First Ladies marking World Cancer Day 2023 through 110 scholarships of Oncology Fellowships in 25 countriesRead more Supporting women leaders and aspirants to unleash their potentialRead more Fake medicines kill almost 500,000 sub-Saharan Africans a year: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reportRead more Climate crisis and migration: Greta Thunberg supports International Organization for Migration (IOM) over ‘life and death’ issueRead more United Nations (UN) Convenes Lake Chad Countries, Amid Growing Regional CrisisRead more

US conducts separate military exercises with Japan, South Korea after North’s missile launch

show caption
ARLINGTON, VA - U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. ( Yasin Öztürk - Anadolu Agency )
Print Friendly and PDF

Oct 05, 2022 - 03:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AA) – The US conducted separate military exercises with Japan and South Korea in response to North Korea’s long-range ballistic missile launch, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

“The United States condemns these actions and calls on the DPRK to refrain from further unlawful and destabilizing acts,” said Patrick Ryder, a Pentagon spokesman, referring to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, North Korea’s official name

The US Marine Corps fighters joined Japan Air Self-Defense Force fighter aircraft and held a bilateral exercise over the Sea of Japan on Tuesday in Japanese time, he said.

Ryder said the US Indo-Pacific Command and South Korean personnel also conducted a bilateral exercise over the West Sea on Tuesday.

“These engagements were taken to showcase combined deterrent and dynamic strike capabilities, while demonstrating the interoperability our nations share,” he said.

Ryder also said that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke with his Japanese and Korean counterparts about the threats posed by North Korea and reaffirmed the US’s commitment to the defense of Japan and South Korea.

Pyongyang’s fifth missile launch in just over a week has drawn widespread international condemnation.

The latest launch, the first in five years to fly over Japan, prompted the Japanese government to issue warnings for residents to take shelter.

MAORANDCITIES.COM uses both Facebook and Disqus comment systems to make it easier for you to contribute. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. All comments should be relevant to the topic. By posting, you agree to our Privacy Policy. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, name-calling, foul language or other inappropriate behavior. Please keep your comments relevant and respectful. By leaving the ‘Post to Facebook’ box selected – when using Facebook comment system – your comment will be published to your Facebook profile in addition to the space below. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the Facebook comment box to report spam or abuse. You can also email us.