US and South Korea begin air drills amid rising tensions on Korean Peninsula
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US and South Korea begin air drills amid rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

The US and South Korean armed forces conducted a joint air exercise on Friday in response to the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile by the North Korean regime.

The armed forces exercise is a response to more than 20 missile tests that North Korea has conducted this year, according to a statement from South Korea’s defense ministry.

On Friday morning, North Korea launched another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which crashed into the Sea of ​​Japan, with enough range to hit the US mainland.

North Korea has fired more than 50 missiles over the past two months, most of them short-range.