South Korea and the United States carried out joint exercises on Tuesday with fighter jets over the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea in the two Koreas) in response to the North Korean regime’s missile launches last Sunday.according to the news agency F Southern Defense Ministry.
The exercises included, on the South Korean side, F35 Fifth Generation Stealth Fightera military asset that tends to unleash most of the protests by North Korea.
The South Korean Air Force also mobilized F-15 and F-16 fighterswhile the United States contributed itself F-16the details of a Seoul Defense Ministry spokesman, who explained that the demonstration took place “In response to North Korea’s provocations over the weekend”.
Altogether, some 20 aircraft participated in these exerciseswhich comes just a day after the Allies launched eight short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) from the ATACMS system.
It was also supposed to be the rehearsal the day before Response to eight SRBMs launched by Pyongyang On Sunday, in what was the largest series of launches in a single test by the system in 2022.
The same North Korean test took place days later Seoul and Washington will conduct naval exercises next to the Japanese archipelago of Okinawa, which included the participation of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan..
The Allies have begun to deploy more and more military assets in their responses to North Korean weapons tests since the governor became president on May 10. Yoon Seok Yeolwho vowed to toughen his stance on Pyongyang toward his predecessor, Moon Jae-in.
In turn, the President of the United States, Joe BidenOn his visit to Seoul late last month, Yoon promised that The United States will help strengthen the “deterrent” position of both armies on the peninsula by moving and deploying the strategic assets of the Pentagon in the Indo-Pacific region. Based on the actions of the northern regime.
North Koreawhich has been closed since 2020 due to the pandemic, It ignored calls to revive a faltering disarmament dialogue and last year approved a weapons modernization plan that is behind a record number of missile launches This year, preparations were made for a new nuclear test believed to be imminent.
(With information from EFE)