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South Korea, US to hold joint military drill

11-24-2010 19:08 BJT Special Report:DPRK, S. Korea Exchange Fire |

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A US aircraft carrier is heading toward the Korean peninsula, a day after clashes between the two Korean neighbors, in waters off Yeonpyeong island.

The nuclear-powered carrier, the George Washington, left a naval base south of Tokyo. It will carry out joint exercises with South Korea from Sunday to the following Wednesday. It carries 75 warplanes and has a crew of over 6-thousand. US forces in South Korea say the exercise is defensive in nature, and the joint drill will demonstrate the strength of the ROK-US alliance and their commitment to regional stability.

Since June this year, joint exercises between South Korea and the US have been held about once a month. Pyongyang has repeatedly warned against South Korea's annual military drills, which are usually joined by US soldiers, describing them as provocative and a threat to regional security.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV.CN

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